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Tributes paid to Olympic rider fatally injured in loading accident

Olympic showjumper Bert Romp has died following an accident at Middelbeers in the Netherlands where he was teaching.

Bert was a member of the Dutch gold medal-winning team at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 and he was due to celebrate his 60th birthday in a few weeks.

The accident happened on 3 October while he was loading a horse into the lorry and was kicked. He was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery but died the following afternoon.

“Equestrian sport has sadly lost a great ambassador and true horseman with the passing of Bert Romp,” said FEI jumping director John Roche.

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Article written by: Jennifer Donald

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