Cazenovia Native Beezie Madden Withdraws From 2016 Olympics
The U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team has withdrawn Beezie Madden and Cortes 'C' from competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Cortes 'C' has sustained an injury, and they've decided to withdraw from the games to ensure a full recovery.
Beezie Madden released the following statement on her Facebook account according to NBC Olympics.com:
“We are heartbroken to announce that Cortes C sustained a tendon injury in yesterday's competition and will be unable to compete for Team USA today. We are confident he will be able to make a full recovery.
While we had hoped to do everything we could to help the USA towards a medal today, Tiny's best interests must come first. We are so thankful to our teammates, sponsors and most importantly, his owner, Abigail Wexner, for understanding that in this sport, sometimes winning means doing right by your best friend. We will be there today on the sidelines doing everything we can to support Kent, Lucy and McLain.”
-Beezie & John Madden