The first taste of gold in Rio for the French finally came in team eventing, where a strong performance in the show jumping — one of the three disciplines that make up the sport — saw them squeeze out defending champions Germany to take first place on the podium.

Rio Olympics: France wins team eventing gold in equestrian

The first taste of gold in Rio for the French finally came in team eventing, where a strong performance in the show jumping — one of the three disciplines that make up the sport — saw them squeeze out defending champions Germany to take first place on the podium.