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‘He has an iron will’: French event rider takes first steps after waking from coma

French event rider Thibault Fournier has taken his first steps after waking from a coma following a cross-country fall.

The 24-year-old, who became the youngest winner of Pau CCI4* (now five-star) in 2018, was airlifted to hospital on 13 October after a fall while riding Chactas Chalonges at Pompadour Horse Trials.

The seven-year-old gelding was uninjured.

An update on the French rider’s Facebook page on Saturday (2 November) said he had started walking.

“He can take a few steps and rehabilitation started on Tuesday [29 October],” said a statement.

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Article written by: Lucy Elder

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