Alwin Schockemöhle

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Alwin Schockemöhle
Alwin Schockemöhle 1972.jpg
Alwin Schockemöhle in 1972
Personal information
Born 29 May 1937
Meppen, Province of Hanover, Germany
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)

Alwin Schockemöhle (born 29 May 1937) is a former German show-jumper.

He was a successful international show jumping equestrian in the 1960s and 1970s at individual and team events in Olympic Games and European Championships. He was one of four children, a girl[1] and three boys. His younger brother Paul was also a successful show-jumper. Werner Schockemöhle, his youngest brother was a well-known horse breeder in Oldenburg.

Biography[edit]

Schockemöhle with Zukunft, puissance competition, Wilhelmshaven (West Germany), ca. 1965

Schockemöhle was involved in horses from an early age, and sold his grey mare Anaconda to the American equestrian Mary Mairs for DM100,000.[2] his success in horse-dealing allowed him to fund the debt-ridden family estate when he took it over, aged 20.[3]

Schockemöhle won his first Olympic gold medal in 1960 on the German show jumping team, followed in 1968 by a bronze medal. At the 1976 Summer Olympics, he won both gold in the individual and a silver medal with the German team which he was part of with his brother.[4] He has won both the European and German championships several times.

By his first wife Gaby, who later married Hendrik Snoek, he had a daughter, Alexandra,[5]and two sons, Christoph who lives in Singapore, and Frank who is a manager in the German Bundesliga, and two daughters, Vanessa and Christina by his second wife Rita Schockemöhle. Rita also had three children by her previous husband Gerhard Wiltfang - Alwin has been quoted as saying "She has four children, I have five, altogether there are seven".[6]

Schockemöhle was inducted into Germany's Sports Hall of Fame in July 2016.[7]

Major achievements[edit]

[8][9][10]

  • Olympic Games
  • European Championships
    • 1963 in Rome Bronze medal team, Silver medal individual on Ferdl and Freiherr
    • 1965 in Aachen: Bronze medal individual on Freiherr
    • 1967 in Rotterdam: Bronze medal individual on Donald Rex and Pesgö
    • 1969 in Hickstead: Silver medal individual on Donald Rex and Wimpel
    • 1973 in Hickstead: Silver medal individual on Rex the Robber and Weiler
    • 1975 in Munich: Gold medal team, Gold medal individual on Warwick Rex
  • Other
    • Four times German champion (1961, 1963, 1967, 1975)
    • Thrice champion of the Grand Prix of Aachen (1962 on Freiherr, 1968 on Donald Rex and 1969 on Wimpel)
    • Thrice champion of the German Jumping Derby in Hamburg (1957, 1969, 1971)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ulrich Kaiser (1977). Alwin Schockemöhle (English translation ed.). p. 21. ISBN 0-207-95774-6. 
  2. ^ Ulrich Kaiser (1977). Alwin Schockemöhle (English translation ed.). p. 21. ISBN 0-207-95774-6. 
  3. ^ Ulrich Kaiser (1977). Alwin Schockemöhle (English translation ed.). p. 21. ISBN 0-207-95774-6. 
  4. ^ Alwin Schockemöhle. sports-reference.com
  5. ^ Ulrich Kaiser (1977). Alwin Schockemöhle (English translation ed.). p. 94. ISBN 0-207-95774-6. 
  6. ^ Karl-Heinz Bergmann (29 July 1995). "Alwin Schockemöhles hoffnungsvoller Derby-Kandidat Scott war gedopt Schatten über dem Paradies". Berliner Zeitung. 
  7. ^ "Meldung 24 05 2016". www.hall-of-fame-sport.de. Retrieved 2016-07-17. 
  8. ^ Datenbase on the homepage of the IOC May 2006
  9. ^ www.sport-komplett.de May 2006
  10. ^ Siegerliste CHIO Aachen May 2006

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