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Óscar Cristi

Full name: Óscar Cristi Gallo
Gender: Male
Born: June 29, 1916
Died: March 25, 1965
Country: CHI Chile
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

As a captain of the Chilean carabineros, Cristi became the first Chilean Olympian to win two medals, winning the silver medal in both the individual and the team jumping competition at Helsinki. The surprise medals, won with his ride "[Bambi]", were the highlights of Cristi's career, although he added two team bronze medals at the 1955 (with Mario Leuenberg and the non-Olympians Leopoldo Rojas and Guillermo Aranda) and 1959 Pan American Games (with Américo Simonetti and the non-Olympians Gastón Zuñiga and Joaquín Larraín). Having risen to the rank of deputy director-general of the carabineros, Cristi was killed in a car accident in 1965. The Chilean riding school for carabineros is named in honour.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Individual Chile CHI 2 Silver
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Team Chile CHI 2 Silver

Men's Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F JOF JOT
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Equestrianism Chile Bambi Final Standings 2 8.00 4.00 44.0
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Equestrianism Chile Bambi Round One 2T 4.00
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Equestrianism Chile Bambi Round Two 4T 4.00

Men's Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Equestrianism Chile CHI Bambi Final Standings 2 8.00
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Equestrianism Chile CHI Bambi Round One 7 33.75
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Equestrianism Chile CHI Bambi Round Two 2 12.00