Peder Fredricson wins London Grand Prix to top Global Champions Tour standings 

It's been a busy week for Sweden's great rider who now sits atop the Global Championship Tour standings following his second Grand Prix win of the year in London. 

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Little over one week after bagging a gold and silver medal under the lights in Tokyo 2020, in 2021, equestrian star Peder Fredricson is back on the circuit and winning once again.

The 49-year-old soaring Swede now leads the Global Champions Tour (GCT) after scoring a second Grand Prix win atop Catch Me Not S in the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea in London (14 August).

Six riders, including Fredricson, made it to the jump-off, but fortunately for the Swede he'd recently had a lot of practice in high stakes situations.

Twice in Japan Fredricson and horse All In found themselves in jump-offs for medals.

In the Individual Jumping competition gold was snatched from the Swede's grasp after a soaring ride from Great Britain's Ben Maher on Explosion W.

Days after in the the Team event Fredricson was a rider not be denied. He lifted his nation to gold over a wanting United States team featuring none other than Jessica Springsteen, daughter of rock legend Bruce Springsteen.

A jump-off therefore, just a week later, was no problem for Fredricson.

He took the win in London after he flashed across the line in a clear 37.93 run bettering rivals Josh Whitaker of Britain with Unick du Francport who finished second,** and **Niels Bruynseels on lusionata Van't Meulenhof who came in third.

With a total of 189 points the Swede is now 10 points clear at the top of the Tour standings with Edwina Tops-Alexander of Australia sitting in second place.

Here are seven things you may not know about Fredricson:

Peder Fredricson has reason to smile 
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