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Olympic silver for Damon Hill

ESPN Staff
August 11, 2012
The years have changed him ... Damon Hill in action during the Olympics © Press Association

With the eyes of the world on London for the duration of the Olympics, those F1 fans following the dressage at Greenwich Park raised a collective eyebrows when Germany's Helen Langehanenberg entered the arena on a horse called Damon Hill and then proceeded to use some Murray Walker commentary as part of her 'musical' accompaniment.

"I don't know why he has that name," Langehanenberg, who with Damon Hill was part of the team that came second to Britain in the team event, told the Daily Express. "But the owners must love British sportsmen because when he had a son, they called it Daley Thompson. And as an honour to his name, in the middle of my piece it says, 'And Damon Hill is the 1996 world champion'."

Langehanenberg and Damon Hill just missed out on a medal in the individual event finishing fourth, but did take silver as part of the German trio in the team event

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