Herbert Blöcker

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Herbert Blöcker
Medal record
Equestrian
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Individual eventing
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Team eventing
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1978 Lexington Team eventing
Silver medal – second place 1982 Luhmühlen Team eventing
Bronze medal – third place 1974 Burghley Team eventing
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Stockholm Team eventing
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1973 Kiev Team eventing
Silver medal – second place 1973 Kiev Individual eventing
Silver medal – second place 1999 Luhmühlen Team eventing
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Luhmühlen Team eventing

Herbert Blöcker (January 1, 1943 – February 15, 2014) was a German equestrian and 3-time Olympic medalist.[1] He was born in Schleswig-Holstein. He won a silver medal at the Olympics in Fontainebleau in 1980 following by winning another silver in eventing at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. During the same Olympic event he won a bronze medal too and then participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.[2] In 2008, both he and his Olympic horse, "Feine Dame", were inducted into the International Association of Eventing Hall of Fame. Blöcker died of cancer on February 15, 2014 at the age of 71 in Elmshorn.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Herbert Blöcker". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Eva van den Adel (February 16, 2014). "Holsteiner and eventing icon Herbert Blöcker deceased". Horses International. Archived from the original on February 16, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Reitlegende Herbert Blöcker gestorben" (in German). February 2, 2014. Archived from the original on February 16, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2014.