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. His younger brother Paul was also a successful show-jumper.


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

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.[1] Several times he has been crowned champion of Europe and Germany.

He has a son, Christoph Schockemöhle who resides in Singapore.

Major achievements[edit]


  • 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)


  1. ^ Alwin Schockemöhle.
  2. ^ Datenbase on the homepage of the IOC May 2006
  3. ^ May 2006
  4. ^ Siegerliste CHIO Aachen May 2006


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