Markus Fuchs (equestrian)

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Markus Fuchs
Markus Fuchs mit La Toya1a.jpg
Markus Fuchs in 2009
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Born 23 June 1955 (1955-06-23) (age 61)

Markus Fuchs (born 23 June 1955[1] in Abtwil, Switzerland)[citation needed] is a Swiss show jumper who competed at five Olympics between 1988 and 2004. He was part of the Swiss team that won silver at the 2000 Olympics.

He is, jointly with shooter Gabriele Bühlmann, the seventh Swiss sportsperson to compete at five Olympics, after middle-distance runner Paul Martin, equestrians Henri Chammartin and Gustav Fischer, javelin thrower Urs von Wartburg, equestrian Christine Stückelberger, and Alpine skier Paul Accola.

At the European Show Jumping Championships, he came second in the individual event in 1999 on Tinka's Boy. He was also part of the Swiss teams that won gold in 1995, silver in 1999 and 2005, and bronze in 1987, 1989, 1991, and 2003.

Fuchs announced his retirement from competition on 6 June 2009. He became the coach of the Italian national team, which won a silver medal that same year in the European Show Jumping Championships (2009 Windsor).[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Markus Fuchs". Sports-Reference.com. 
  2. ^ "Équitation. Markus Fuchs, " Le Monsieur Europe "" [Equestrianism. Markus Fuchs, "Mr. Europe"]. Ouest-France (in French). 28 August 2009.  (English translation)
  3. ^ "Schweiz/ Italien: Schweizer Urgestein Markus Fuchs ist neuer Equipechef der Squadra Azzura" [Switzerland / Italy: Swiss veteran Markus Fuchs is the new team leader for the Squadra Azzura] (in German). www.horseweb.de. 22 July 2009.  (English translation)