Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica Springsteen wins Olympic silver medal

Bruce Springsteen’s daughter has won a silver medal on her Olympic Games debut.

Jessica Springsteen of the US aboard Don Juan Van De Donkhoeve during the Olympic Jumping Team Final at the Equestrian Park. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Jessica Springsteen was part of the United States side which finished second behind Sweden in the showjumping team competition.

The 29-year-old secured a podium finish with team-mates Laura Kraut and McLain Ward after a jump-off for gold.

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It proved a disappointing night for Great Britain, though, after their first two riders Holly Smith and Harry Charles had 24 penalties between them.

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With the team way off medal contention, the decision was taken to withdraw Ben Maher’s individual champion Explosion W.

GB equestrian team leader Richard Waygood said: “Holly and Harry rode with great skill, but this is the pinnacle of Olympic competition, and with 24 faults Team GB will not be in the mix for a podium place.

“Ben and Explosion have shown their world-class calibre in winning individual gold, and we have collectively decided it is in the best interests to save Explosion for another day.”