Henri Saint Cyr

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Henri Saint Cyr
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Birth name Henri Julius Reverony Saint Cyr
Born (1902-03-15)15 March 1902
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 27 July 1979(1979-07-27) (aged 77)
Kristianstad, Sweden
Service/branch Swedish Army
Years of service 1924–1957[1]
Rank Major[1]
Awards Knight of the Order of the Sword
H. M. The King's Medal
Knight of the Legion of Honour
etc[1]
Olympic medal record
Equestrian
Competitor for  Sweden
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki Dressage, individual
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki Dressage, team
Gold medal – first place 1956 Stockholm Dressage, individual
Gold medal – first place 1956 Stockholm Dressage, team

Henri Julius Reverony Saint Cyr (15 March 1902 – 27 July 1979) was a Swedish officer and equestrian. He competed at five consecutive Olympics from 1936 to 1960 and won two gold medals in 1952 and two in 1956, all in individual and team dressage. At his last Olympics in 1960 he finished fourth in the individual dressage.[2][3]

Saint Cyr was the national champion in eventing in 1935, 1937, and 1939 and won a world title in the individual dressage in 1953. He took the Olympic Oath at the 1956 Games in Stockholm.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Harnesk, Paul, ed. (1962). Vem är vem? 1, Stor-Stockholm [Who is who? 1, Greater Stockholm] (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Vem är vem. p. 1130. 
  2. ^ "Profile: "Henri Saint Cyr"". DatabaseOlympics.com. Retrieved 20 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Henri S:t Cyr" (in Swedish). Swedish Olympic Committee. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "IOC 1956 Summer Olympics". Olympic.org. 
  5. ^ "Henri Saint Cyr". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 25 January 2015.