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Jessica Springsteen helped her team to a silver medal in the team vault final.
Talk about “born to jump”. Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Bruce Springsteen, helped her team clinch silver in the team jumping final at the equestrian park at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Saturday.
The daughter of rock star Bruce and singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa, Springsteen made her Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games this year.
The rider said she called her family after winning a medal alongside teammates Laura Kraut and McLain Ward.
“I confronted them very quickly with FaceTime. They were all screaming, I don’t think we understood anything, ”she said.
“I just saw their United States team kit; there was just a lot of screaming. I couldn’t do much but I know they are so excited.
Sweden took gold at the jump-off and Springsteen said the experience was “wild”.
“You are definitely starting to get nervous,” she said. “But it was also super exciting. My horse jumped it beautifully. And we really gave it our all there.
Springsteen is ranked 14th in the world.
“I think the chemistry between you and your horse can vary from round to round,” Springsteen, 29, told CNN in 2019.
“Some horses you get up right away and click right away, and others it can take a little longer and be a little difficult.
“But I think you have to be patient and that it has to be a mutual exchange between the horses.”
She added, “I think the key to getting the most out of your horse is just to manage his schedule, to make a good program ahead of time. You can choose shows that you think will peak.
George Ramsay of CNN contributed to this report.
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