Christian Ahlmann

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Christian Ahlmann
Hessischen Ministerpräsidenten Christian Ahlmann auf Lorena 1 mk.jpg
Personal information
Full name Christian Ahlmann
Nationality  Germany
Discipline Show jumping
Born (1974-12-17) December 17, 1974 (age 39)
Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Internationalem PfingstTurnier Wiesbaden 2013

Christian Ahlmann (born December 17, 1974 in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German equestrian who competes in the sport of show jumping. He currently ranks first in the FEI Rolex Ranking List.[1]

Doping[edit]

During the 2008 Summer Olympics, Ahlmann's horse tested positive for the banned substance capsaicin along with the horses of three other riders, and was subsequently suspended from the Games.[2] Because of the doping charge, the German Olympic Sports Confederation sent a bill to Ahlmann for his travel and accommodation costs at the Games.[3] As a result of the doping offence, he has been struck off the German 'A-Kader' list of elite riders. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rolex Ranking n°145". 31 January 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Benammar, Emily (Aug 21, 2008). "Four horses expelled for doping ahead of showjumping final at Beijing Olympics". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  3. ^ Kirschbaum, Erik (August 23, 2008). "Germany's Ahlmann to be told to refund costs". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  4. ^ Parkes, Louise (September 24, 2008). "Ahlmann struck off list". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 

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