Bruce Springsteen’s daughter will take part in the Tokyo Olympics
Jessica Springsteen, daughter of music legend Bruce Springsteen and singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa, will travel to the Tokyo Olympics to compete on the U.S. show jumping team.
Springsteen is one of four athletes to make the Olympic team, which also includes McLain Ward, Laura Kraut and Kent Farrington.
The games in Tokyo will be Springsteen’s Olympic debut, even though she was a replacement for the team at the London 2012 Olympics, according to ESPN.
Springsteen is ranked 27th in the world. She will ride Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, her 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion, Good Morning America reported.
“I’ve been dreaming about it since I remember it! Springsteen wrote in a celebratory Instagram post. “Infinite gratitude to my team, friends and family for helping me make this a reality. We are linked in Tokyo !!”
“Honored to be a part of this team with @laurakraut @teamkpf and @ mclainward.official,” she continued. “There is no horse in the world that I would prefer to take this trip with, thank you Don! You are my lifelong horse. Let’s go to the United States! “
Each of Springsteen’s teammates have competed in previous Olympics, GMA reported. Ward won two gold medals and a silver medal, Krault has a gold medal and Farrington has a silver medal.
The Tokyo 2021 Olympics begin on July 23, after being delayed from last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.