Henri Chammartin

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Henri Chammartin
Henri Chammartin 1988 Paraguay stamp.jpg
Personal information
Born 30 July 1918 (1918-07-30)
Died 30 May 2011 (2011-05-31) (aged 92)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)

Henri Chammartin (30 July 1918 – 30 May 2011) was a Swiss equestrian who won an individual gold medal in dressage at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[1][2]

In 1968, he and fellow equestrian Gustav Fischer both became the second Swiss sportspersons to compete at five Olympic Games. (The first was middle-distance runner Paul Martin.) At the Summer Olympics of 1968 made in Mexico City, his last Olympics, won his fifth medal: a bronze medal in team competition, finishing ninth in addition to the individual test.

He won five medals in total at the European Dressage Championships including two individual gold medals in 1963 and 1965.

Following Chammartin's death, the International Equestrian Federation noted that he will be remembered as "a legend in the dressage world".[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Equestrian" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 22 September 2008)
  2. ^ "Henri Chammartin". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 June 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Olympic Equestrian Champion, 92. Around the Rings. 2 June 2011