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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Nick Skelton of Britain has a metal left hip, once broke his neck and his back aches so much that he needs a stepladder to mount his horse, Big Star. Capitals Jerseys Store .On Friday, all the pain and years finally paid off in gold in his seventh Olympics.The 58-year-old Skelton survived a six-man jump-off to become equestrians oldest gold medalist, riding a third clean round in 42.82 seconds on his stallion Big Star to hold off two past champions in this event. Skelton appeared on the verge of tears at the culmination of so many years and injuries finally landing him on top of the medal podium.Ive had a long, long career and to do it now is like unbelievable for me, said Skelton. Ive always wanted to do this. Nearly did it in London ... To actually win this at my age, lucky enough to get this horse here, its pretty emotional for all concerned on my team.Skelton, also the oldest gold medalist at the Rio Games so far, topped Klaus Balkenhol of Germany who was 56 when he won gold in team dressage at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Skelton also became Britains second-oldest gold winner, just behind Joshua Millner, who won a shooting gold in 1908 at the age of 61.I think this really for me finishes, caps my career to be honest, Skelton said. Ive been in the sport a long, long time and to win this now at my age, Im so happy and its amazing. Its amazing.Peder Fredricson of Sweden won the silver medal with a clean ride but finished the Olympic Equestrian Course in 43.35 seconds.Eric Lamaze of Canada took bronze. The 2008 gold medalist caught a rail late in his round but finished in 42.09 to earn a medal.Nick was very quick and forced us, forced all the riders, to go at a speed that was a little uncomfortable, Lamaze said. Having jumped so many rounds already, the horses are a little tired, and he put the pressure. He made us chase him, and thats where the faults came from the other riders as well.Defending champ Steve Guerdat of Switzerland finished fourth followed by Kent Farrington of the U.S. and Sheik Ali Al Thani of Qatar.Not only has Skelton dealt with his own list of injuries, his horse hadnt won since a grand prix event in Aachen in 2013. Skelton and his race team had been nursing the stallion through lingering injuries since then and raced so little that Skelton isnt ranked high enough to qualify for other big events.But Skelton, who finished fifth in this event after winning a team gold medal in the 2012 London Games, had Big Star ready to go Friday. Together, they turned in three clean rounds and set the pace on a course Skelton said he thought would be more technically challenging.That led to 13 riders finishing with clean rounds in the morning, and six stayed clean through the afternoon to force the jump-off.Skelton was the first rider on the course, and he decided to go as fast as he could go safely to pressure the other five riders, especially Lamaze and Steve Guerdat of Switzerland who won gold in 2012 with the same horse, Nino Des Buissonets. Skeltons gamble worked to give him a second gold to go with the medal he won in 2012 once he fishes it out of his sock drawer.Now I can get two in one frame, Skelton said.---Online:AP Summer Games website: http://summergames.ap.org/---This story has been corrected to show the name is Kent Farrington, not Kent Harrington. Adidas Capitals Jerseys . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. Youth Capitals Jerseys . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. http://www.authenticcapitalsshopnhl.com/ . -- Jacksonville wide receiver Cecil Shorts will likely be a game-time decision whether hell play Sunday in the Jaguars home game against the San Diego Chargers.BOSTON – For Johnny Boychuk and those on the Bruins side, this is nothing new. "Hes always in the zone," Boychuk stated, almost with a matter-of-fact tone ahead of Game 3 at TD Garden on Monday night. "Its not just right now. Hes always in the zone." But while hes managed brilliance at times in recent years in a secondary role, Tuukka Rask is performing at superlative heights in this 2013 post-season, his performance drawing suitable comparisons to Tim Thomas and his dominance en route to a Boston Stanley Cup in 2011. "Hes been incredible," said Brad Marchand of the Finnish keeper. "[But] its tough to really compare the two. Timmys obviously had a great career, won a Cup, a couple Vezinas so hes earned everything. Tuukka, hes coming in, hes playing great... hes the reason were here right now. Weve got to give him a ton of credit." Strictly by the numbers, Rask is actually scaling heights which supersede those of Thomas when the Bruins captured the Cup two years previous. The 28-year-old has registered a scintillating 1.73 goals-against-average and .944 save percentage through 18 games, besting the 1.98 goals-against-average and .940 save percentage Thomas tallied during his incredible Conn Smythe campaign.  Lingering in the shadow of the American netminder, on a self-imposed sabbatical this year, since 2009-2010 – when he boasted a 1.97 goals-against-average and .931 save percentage – Rask has forcefully strode into the spotlight all by his lonesome this season, his first as the clubs defined number one netminder. Bruins coach Claude Julien believes the gradual process of acclimation into the starting role may have proved beneficial in the development of Rask. "In hindsight when you look back, it mightve been the best thing for him," said Julien. "It allowed him to mature at a reasonable rate, instead of being thrown to the wolves. Hes matured a lot. Im not talking about personality, but mentally, the mental toughness and then being able to be ready, game in and game out. This was his first year as a number one that he played consecutive games and I think he handled it well. Capitals Jerseys For Sale. " In Game 2 at the Madhouse in Chicago on Saturday, Rask shouldered the woes of the Bruins slow start, turning aside all but one of a 19-shot barrage, his teammates rallying for a 2-1 overtime victory, knotting the series at one game apiece. "He saved us I dont know how many times," said Dennis Seidenberg. "You cant ask for more." Yielding 18 goals in a nail-biting seven-game conference quarterfinal series with Toronto, Rask has allowed just 17 markers in two-plus series since – a mere two in the Eastern Final with Pittsburgh – stopping 373 of the 390 shots hes faced for a .957 save percentage. Not quite the acrobat that Thomas was, Rask gets the job done quietly. "Timmy was really spectacular," Seidenberg continued, marking the differences between the two, "he jumped around from one corner to the other. But Tuukka is technically very sound, hes very square to the puck so it doesnt look as crazy as it wouldve been with Timmy. We know how good he is and how much hes helping us out." Chicagos lone goal in the second game this series required a crush of bodies in the immediate vicinity of Rask, the Bruins goaltender still sprawling back into position after a multitude of unlikely saves. Topping a performer of such superb caliber is not unfamiliar to the Blackhawks. In emerging with the Western Conference title, Chicago made Jonathan Quick, the Kings Conn Smythe winner in 2012, look reasonably ordinary, Quick posting a mediocre .897 save percentage in five games. "He seems to be making the first and second and sometimes the third save so youve just got to keep staying with it, stay on those loose pucks," Viktor Stalberg said of Rask, the Chicago winger re-entering the Blackhawks lineup for Game 3 after two games on the sideline. "I dont think theres going to be too many tap-tap goals out there. Its going to be shot and rebound or deflection or whatever it might be; thats the way to beat him." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '