As we head into the combined Aleksander Lesun (RUS) will have only a 2 second advantage over Andrei Moiseev (RUS) with Robert Kasza (HUN) 23 seconds behind, all had similar rides dropping only 20 points with Moiseev dropping 40. Frolov (RUS), Zhurauliou (BLR), Karyakin (RUS), Gebhardt (GER), Rodriguez (ESP), Rego (POR), Polivka (CZE), Bustos (CHI) all completed clean run's (1200 points).
Lesun (RUS) will be confident of overcoming close competition of team mate Moiseev (RUS) who completed after similar competition at the World Championships in Rome.
Moiseev: "At the beginning i felt like I have the horse under control.The first 6 jumps were quite good.The horse was very active, and i either relaxed or stressed out but made 2 mistakes, which caused me a better place for combined event"
Lesun: " I knew the horse,I already performed once in the past. In my opinion it was very good riding. I had to calm down the horse and in the result she became very slow. Only one mistake. Because this is one day competition each mistake is important. "
Demeter: " After riding I was happy, i had only mistake.Other athletes performed well as well, so i'll have to do better in combined event"
Kasza: "I got very horse. Yesterday girls experienced problems with the horse, but i saw today Karyakin on the clear riding course and it helped.I made one mistake - it is usual."