Jos Lansink

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Jos Lansink
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Jos Lansink and Spender S at the CSI 5*-W Equita' Lyon 2010
Medal record
Equestrian
Competitor for  Belgium
World Championships
Gold 2006 Aachen Individual
Bronze 2002 Jerez Team jumping
Bronze 2010 Lexington Team jumping
European Championships
Gold 2007 Mannheim Team jumping
Silver 2007 Mannheim Individual
Competitor for the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Gold Barcelona 1992 Team jumping
European Championships
Gold 1991 La Baule Team jumping
Silver 1997 Mannheim Team jumping
Bronze 1989 Rotterdam Individual
Bronze 1991 La Baule Individual
Bronze 1999 Hickstead Team jumping

Jozeph Johannes Gerardus Marinus ("Jos") Lansink (born March 19, 1961 in Weerselo, Overijssel) is an equestrian from The Netherlands, but currently representing Belgium, who competes in the sport of show jumping.[1]

He has competed in six Olympic games, four for the Netherlands and two for Belgium. He first rode in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, tying for 7th individually and taking 5th with his team. In 1992 at the Barcelona Olympics he did not place individually, but the Dutch team won the gold. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics he tied for 11th individually and the Dutch team took 7th. In 2000 in Sydney he tied for 20th place while riding for the Netherlands for the last time, and his team took 7th. In 2004 he began riding for Belgium at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He did not place in the individual competition, but the Belgian team took home 6th. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics he tied for 10th individually, and did not ride in the team competition.[1] He took part in both the individual and team jumping events at the 2012 Olympics. [2]

Lansink began riding at the age of three. He began to rise to international prominence in 1988 on Felix, winning a few grand prix competitions before taking part in the 1988 Olympic Games. In 1994 he won the World Cup Final on Libero, and on Caridor he took home a team bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships, finishing 6th individually. In 2004 he began his own stable. In 2006, riding the stallion Cumano, he took home the world championship. In 2009 he was the runner up for the Global Champions Tour Final. He currently competes in the Global Champions Tour for Belgium.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jos Lansink, Sports Reference, accessed September 16, 2010
  2. ^ http://www.london2012.com/athlete/lansink-jos-1129381/
  3. ^ GCT Riders: Jos Lansink, Global Champions Tour, accessed September 16, 2010