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 (1 January 1943 – 15 February 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 games, he won a bronze medal also in the team event. He also 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 15 February 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 2 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  2. ^ Eva van den Adel (16 February 2014). "Holsteiner and eventing icon Herbert Blöcker deceased". Horses International. Archived from the original on 16 February 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Reitlegende Herbert Blöcker gestorben" (in German). 2 February 2014. Archived from the original on 16 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.