IT'snot everyone’s idea of the perfect rehab for a serious head injury, but Britain’s William Fox-Pitt defied all the odds to take the early lead as Olympic eventing got underway at the Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today.

Riding the 16-year-old stallion Chilli Morning the man who spent two weeks in a coma after a fall while competing in France last October produced a great score of 37.00 in the opening dressage phase.