James Paterson-Robinson

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James Paterson-Robinson
Personal information
NationalityAustralia
Born (1978-09-29) 29 September 1978 (age 40)
Melbourne, Victoria
Height170 cm (67 in) (2012)
Weight65 kg (143 lb) (2012)
Sport
CountryAustralia
SportEquestrian
Event(s)Jumping
ClubRijd Met Belied Riding Club

James Paterson-Robinson (born 29 September 1978) is an Australian equestrian. He has been selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in equestrian jumping.

Personal[edit]

Paterson-Robinson was born on 29 September 1978 in Melbourne, Victoria.[1] He grew up in Geelong.[2] He attended high school at Geelong College before going to Marcus Oldham College for a course in Horse Business Management.[1] In 2000, he moved to Europe.[1][2] As of June 2012, he lives in Swolgen, Netherlands.[1][2]

As of 2012, Paterson-Robinson is 170 centimetres (67 in) tall and weighs 65 kilograms (143 lb).[1]

Equestrian[edit]

Paterson-Robinson is an equestrian jumping competitor.[1] As of June 2012, he has been a member of Australia's national equestrian team for nine years.[1] He has been coached by Ger Poels since 2008.[1] His primary training base is located in Swolgen, Netherlands jumping.[1] He is a member of the Rijd Met Belied Riding Club in Meerlo, Netherlands.[1] Before that, he was a member of the Barwon Heads Pony Club.[2]

Paterson-Robinson finished 1st at the 2012 Bourg-en-Bresse CSI4 Grand Prix held in Bourg-en-Bresse, France.[1] He finished 4th at the 2012 Linz-Ebelsberg CSIO4 Grand Prix Table A held in Linz-Ebelsberg, Austria.[1] He finished 12th at the 2012 Lummen CSIO4 Nations Cup held in Lummen, Belgium.[1] He finished 9th at the 2012 Lummen CSI3 Grand Prix Table A held in Lummen, Belgium.[1] He finished 48th at the CSI four-star at L'Et du Grand Parquet in the 1.50m class after he had eight faults in the competition.[3]

Paterson-Robinson attempted to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics but had problems during qualification due to an injury to his horse.[2] He has been selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in equestrian.[1][3][4][5][6] He will be riding Lanosso at his first Olympics.[1][2][3][4][6] He finished in 41st place in the individual event.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "London 2012 - James Paterson-Robinson". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. 29 September 1978. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Olympian former local bound for Olympics | Geelong, VIC, Australia". Geelong Advertiser. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Horses Aussies miss mark in France". Weekly Times Now. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Aussies name show jumpers for Olympics". Nine MSN. 19 October 2008. Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Horses Australian equestrian teams named". Weekly Times Now. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  6. ^ a b Jenny Rudall. "Australian teams selected for Olympics". Horse and Country TV. Archived from the original on 21 June 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  7. ^ "James Paterson-Robinson at sports-reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.