Rio Olympics Eventing

Phillip Dutton, of the United States rides Mighty Nice in the equestrian eventing dressage competition at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7. 

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — William Fox-Pitt leads after the dressage phase of the eventing competition, just 10 months after being put into an induced coma following a fall.

Fox-Pitt, who only returned to competitive action in early April, rode Chilli Morning to a score of 37 on Saturday and no-one could top that when the second group of riders competed Sunday.

Christopher Burton of Australia and Santano II remain second, 0.6 penalties behind the Briton.

Mathieu Lemoine rode Bart L into third place with 39.2 penalties, replacing Olympic individual champion Michael Jung who slipped to fifth on 40.9 after German teammate Ingrid Klimke scored 39.5.

Germany, which is bidding for a third straight Olympic title, still leads the team competition, with France moving from fourth to second and Australia falling to third.