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Bob Borg

Full name: Robert John "Bob" Borg
Gender: Male
Born: May 27, 1913 in Manila, Manila, Philippines
Died: April 5, 2005 in Oxford, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Lt. Bob Borg placed fourth in the 1948 Olympic individual dressage competition, leading the U.S. to the silver medals in the team event, and he was desperately unlucky not to win the individual gold medal. After an almost faultless round which would have given him the Olympic title, one judge placed him first, and another equal second but a third placed him ninth and awarded the first three places to riders from his own country. Borg also competed in the Olympic dressage in 1952 and 1956, finishing 11th and 17th, respectively. At the 1955 Pan American Games he won silver in the individual dressage. He trained the U.S. Three Day Team from 1951 until 1956, but in 1960 he met with a riding accident which left him partially paralyzed. However, he was able to continue his activities at his farm in Michigan, working from a special platform he had devised.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 35 London Equestrianism Men's Dressage, Individual United States USA 4
1948 Summer 35 London Equestrianism Men's Dressage, Team United States USA 2 Silver
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual United States USA 11
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team United States USA 6
1956 Equestrian 43 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual United States USA 17

Men's Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 35 London Equestrianism United States Klingsor Final Standings 4 473.5
1948 Summer 35 London Equestrianism United States Klingsor Judges' Scores Judge #1 1 179.0
1948 Summer 35 London Equestrianism United States Klingsor Judges' Scores Judge #2 8 147.5
1948 Summer 35 London Equestrianism United States Klingsor Judges' Scores Judge #3 2T 147.0

Mixed Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Equestrianism United States Bill Biddle Final Standings 11 492.00
1956 Equestrian 43 Stockholm Equestrianism United States Bill Biddle Final Standings 17 720.00
1956 Equestrian 43 Stockholm Equestrianism United States Bill Biddle Judges' Scores Judge #1 14 139.0
1956 Equestrian 43 Stockholm Equestrianism United States Bill Biddle Judges' Scores Judge #2 16 135.0
1956 Equestrian 43 Stockholm Equestrianism United States Bill Biddle Judges' Scores Judge #3 16T 145.0
1956 Equestrian 43 Stockholm Equestrianism United States Bill Biddle Judges' Scores Judge #4 14 149.0
1956 Equestrian 43 Stockholm Equestrianism United States Bill Biddle Judges' Scores Judge #5 15T 152.0

Men's Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 35 London Equestrianism United States USA Klingsor Final Standings 2 473.50

Mixed Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Equestrianism United States USA Bill Biddle Final Standings 6 492.00
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