Bruce Springsteen’s daughter, Jessica, has won an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Olympics after taking the silver award in showjumping.
Though the gold medal would find its way into the hands of the Swedish team, Springsteen impressed with her potent display. Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa were not in attendance to watch their daughter achieve a truly remarkable feat but watched from home in New Jersey.
The pair lost their minds after Jessica Springsteen called them at their New Jersey home, so much so that she had a hard time understanding what they were saying.
“I FaceTimed them really quickly,” the rider said moments after winning her medal. “They were all screaming, and I don’t think we understood a word anyone was saying. I just saw them in their Team USA gear. I couldn’t make any of it out, but I know they were all excited.”
Jessica Springsteen began riding at a young age and found plenty of room to practice within Springsteen’s sprawling estate in New Jersey. Managed now by Nick Skelton, showjumping royalty, the USA team were ecstatic to take home a medal.
“He was helping me here all week, so to have someone like that by your side at these championships was a huge thing,” Springsteen said of Skelton. “Unbelievable. It gave me a lot of confidence.”
Despite being a highly-decorated member of the Springsteen family, Bruce will happily concede never having achieved an Olympic medal.