Statement on Fatal Accident at the 15th Asian Games

first_img Horse Sport Enews It is with the deepest regret that the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee (DAGOC) announce that Mr Kim Hyung-Chil (KOR) suffered a fatal accident while competing at the 15th Asian Games, Eventing competition, Doha (QAT) on the morning of 7 December 2006.Mr Kim, 47, on the horse Bundaberg Black, hit the fence at obstacle eight and had a somersault fall causing a fatal injury. The rider had won the Individual silver medal at the 14th Asian Games held in Busan (KOR) in 2002.At every international Eventing competition, maximum consideration is given to the safety of horses and competitors.A message from Abdulla Khalid Al Qahtani, Director General of DAGOC, to the President and Chef de Mission of the Korean National Olympic Committee read: “I send my deepest sympathies on the sad loss of your country’s rider Kim Hyung-Chil during the equestrian Cross Country competition this morning. The competition has lost a noble and able rider. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, the family of the deceased and the whole team representing your nation in the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006.” We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more