FROM SICKBED TO PODIUM

Horse & Hound - - Showjumping -

WHEN grand prix win­ner Philipp Weishaupt was com­pet­ing at Spruce Mead­ows in June, he ended up hav­ing to have an ap­pen­dec­tomy.

Asked in the press con­fer­ence af­ter the grand prix how he was feel­ing, he replied: “I feel much lighter with­out my ap­pen­dix!”

He ad­mit­ted he had started rid­ing too soon af­ter the op­er­a­tion, say­ing with a cheeky smile that he had mis­un­der­stood the doc­tor and had thought he had said six days, in­stead of six weeks, out of the sad­dle, but that all was in good or­der now.

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