Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola (1 February 1920 in Corneilla-del-Vercol ( Pyrénées-Orientales) – 19 July 2011 in Corneilla-del-Vercol) was a French equestrian, who competed in the sport of show jumping. So far being the only double, individual, Olympic Champion. D'Oriola was born in Corneilla-del-Vercol, Pyrénées-Orientales.
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Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola twice won Olympic gold medals in the individual
Jumping Grand Prix event, the only show jumping rider, so far in history to do so. D'Oriola's first gold medal was won at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, aboard the French gelding, Ali Baba and his second gold at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, riding the French gelding, Lutteur B. Also at Tokyo, with Janous Lefevre and Guy Lefrant, again riding Lutteur B, he earned a team silver medal in jumping. In Mexico City, 1968, on Nagir, with teammates Lefevre and Jean Marcel Rozier, he acquired another silver in team jumping.
Show Jumping World Championships, in Paris, 1953, d'Oriola (on Ali Baba) took a bronze medal in the individual competition. In 1954, at Madrid, aboard Arlequin, he gained a silver in the individual competition. D'Oriola, riding Pomone B, was the gold medal World Champion in show jumping at Buenos Aires in 1966. He was also 4th at the 1953 and 1955, World Championships. [1 ]
D'Oriola, with horse
Virtuoso, was silver medalist at the European Show Jumping Championships in Paris, 1959.
Christian, was also both an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, in the sport of fencing.
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