Rio Olympics 2016: William Fox-Pitt leads individual eventing dressage

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Fox-Pitt takes dressage lead

William Fox-Pitt took the individual lead in the eventing dressage and said it felt "special" to be at an Olympics only 10 months after being placed in an induced coma following a fall.

The 47-year-old Briton led with a dressage score of 37.0 penalties after the opening day in Rio.

Fox-Pitt suffered a head trauma in a cross-country fall last October and only returned to action in April.

"I've had an interesting last few months," he said.

"I've been very lucky - I'm lucky to be here. It was very special riding into the arena today. This is my fifth Olympics - they've all been useless! It would be great if this one went well."

Britain lie third behind Germany and Australia in the team competition.

There is a second day of dressage on Sunday, with cross country on Monday and team and individual medals decided by the show jumping on Tuesday.

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