Equestrianism - Baryard Johnsson finds form

Malin Baryard Johnsson's second place at the World Cup Grand Prix in London has made the Swede a contender at the European Championships and on the Nations Cup circuit.

Equestrianism - Baryard Johnsson finds form

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Malin Baryard Johnsson with H & M Tornesch

With H & M Tornesch, who has recovered from an injury that forced the duo out of the London Olympics, the 38-year-old is set to shine again in 2013.

Baryard Johnsson made her first appearance at the highest level in 1996 and when she was only 21, she finished seventh in the World Cup final, launching her career at the highest level.

She earned selection for the Atlanta Olympics and the World Equestrian Games in Rome in 1998, but on each occasion she disappointed.

Improvement came in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics when she finished 20th in the individual and seventh in the team event, and off the back of those encouraging results she came seventh in the individual and won a team silver at the World Games in Jerez de la Frontera.

Two years later, she won a second team silver at the Olympics in Athens.

Since then, Baryard Johnsson has twice become a mother, but continued her career as a top-level rider and with promising horse Baltimore she has already set her sights on the World Equestrian Games in 2014.

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