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Fonseca targets Olympic medal 'dream'

Sunday, August 07 2016 by SNTV
  • Ruy Fonseca says he dreams of an Olympic eventing podium place on home soil at Rio 2016 - the 43-year-old will be competing in both the team and individual eventing competitions at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro, Rio.

    1. 00:00:00:00SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Ruy Fonseca, Brazilian equestrian eventing athlete:
    "I love horses because it's a therapy, a life lesson. So they teach us a lot with... with the losses and also give us great pleasure with the victories. So, it's a... it's a great pleasure having the privilege of working with what I love most in my life, which are horses."

    2. 00:00 21:09 SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Ruy Fonseca, Brazilian equestrian eventing athlete:
    "The Olympics is... is every athlete's dream. You work; you sleep with that on your mind. And The Olympics is accomplishing... the accomplishment of hard, arduous, and difficult work. But when you get there, it's all worth it. So being an Olympian is a childhood dream that can be accomplished by everyone."

    3. 00:00:54:21 SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Ruy Fonseca, Brazilian equestrian eventing athlete:
    "London was a dream because it was very exciting for us to finish the London Olympics and know there will be several more in the future, but with the goal of getting medals. That's my dream."

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