Tokyo 2020 Olympics, silver for Jessica Springsteen, the daughter of singer Bruce
Jessica Springsteen, daughter of the well-known American singer Bruce, won the silver medal in equestrian team show jumping at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The 29-year-old, making her debut at the Olympic Games, competed in the US team alongside Laura Kraut and McLain Ward with whom she finished a combined time of 124.2 seconds. Time that was not enough to win the gold, which went to Sweden.
Born from the union between the “Boss” and Patti Scialfa, Jessica Springsteen was a reserve at the London Olympics in 2012, while she had not been selected for the Rio Games in 2016.
Eliminated from the individual heats, Springsteen, who competed with her Belgian horse Don Juan Van de Donkhoeve, confessed to feeling a little nervous before her official Olympic debut.
“These are not only my first Olympics, but also my first championships. You definitely feel a bit nervous, but I’m in a team with experienced riders and this makes me feel full of confidence ”.
Engaged with the Italian rider Lorenzo De Luca, Bruce Springsteen’s daughter began to love horse riding from an early age when her parents decided to leave Los Angeles to move to the countryside of New Jersey.
Horseback riding, as told by the girl in an interview, helped her fight shyness: “In my family I was open, funny, noisy, but I became clumsy and introverted with other people. Some friends pulled me out of my shell. Riding has helped me gain confidence, because if you work hard and see results you feel good about yourself. Just as taking care of an animal gives you responsibility, it teaches you patience and understanding ”.
Last May, the daughter of the “Boss” had participated in the prestigious Grand Prix of Rome, which is held every year in the splendid setting of Villa Borghese, obtaining a third place.