Raimondo D'Inzeo

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Raimondo D'Inzeo
Raimondo D'Inzeo (1976).jpg
D'Inzeo in 1976
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1925-02-08)8 February 1925
Poggio Mirteto, Italy
Died 15 November 2013(2013-11-15) (aged 88)
Rome, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Equestrian
Event(s) Show jumping
Club C.S. Carabinieri
D'Inzeo with family at the 1960 Olympics

Raimondo D'Inzeo (8 February 1925 – 15 November 2013) was an Italian show jumping rider, an Olympic champion and double world champion. Together with his elder brother Piero D'Inzeo, his was the first athlete to compete in eight consecutive Olympic games, in 1948–1976. At the Rome Olympics in 1960 Raimondo won the gold medal and Piero won the silver in show jumping.[1]

Being an officer in the Carabinieri Cavalry Regiment D'Inzeo always wore a uniform when competing in tournaments.[1] Against the irritable and aggressive temperament of Raimondo, Piero was more technical and calculating.

Achievements[edit]

  • Olympic Games
    • 1956 Stockholm: Silver medal team and individual silver medal on Merano
    • 1960 Rome: Bronze medal team and individual gold medal on Posillipo
    • 1964 Tokyo: Bronze medal team on Posillipo
    • 1972 Munich: Bronze medal team on Fiorello II
  • World Championships
    • 1955 Aachen: Individual silver medal on Merano
    • 1956 Aachen: Individual gold medal on Merano
    • 1960 Venice: Individual gold medal on Gowran Girl
    • 1966 Buenos Aires: Individual bronze medal on Bowjak
  • International Grand Prix wins
    • 1956 Rome on Merano
    • 1957 Rome on Merano
    • 1963 Aachen on Posillipo
    • 1968 Amsterdam[2] on Bellevue
    • 1969 Dublin[3] on Bellevue
    • 1971 Rome on Fiorello
    • 1974 Rome on Gone Away
    • 1975 Dublin on Bellevue

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Raimondo D'Inzeo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ WINNERS FROM 1958 UP TO TODAY. jumpingamsterdam.nl
  3. ^ All-time records. www.dublinhorseshow.com

External links[edit]

Summer Olympics
Preceded by
Giuseppe Delfino
Italy Flag bearer for Italy
1968 Mexico City
Succeeded by
Abdon Pamich