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Jim Day

Full name: James E. "Jim" Day
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: July 2, 1946 in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Jim Day joined the Canadian national equestrian team in 1964 and, four years later, was a gold medalist at the Olympics, having won the team event at the 1968 Games alongside Jim Elder and Tom Gayford. He also finished joint-13th individually. Just one year prior he had been the individual gold medalist at the 1967 Pan American Games, as well as a bronze medalist in the team event with Elder and Gayford. His next stop was the 1970 World Championships, where he again won gold with Elder and Gayford, but he was absent from Elder and Gayford’s victory at the 1971 Pan American Games, replaced by Torchy Millar and the non-Olympian Barbara Simpson. He joined Elder, Torchy, and Ian Millar at the 1972 Summer Olympics, where they finished sixth in the team competition and Day was joint-fourth individually. His final major international tournament was the 1976 Summer Olympics, where he was fifth in the team event with Elder, Ian Millar, and Michel Vaillancourt] and joint-15th individually. He also competed in the three-day event, placing sixth in the team competition with [Juliet Graham, Robin Hahn, and Cathy Wedge. After retiring from active competition in 1977, he took up horse training. He has been inducted into Canada’s Sports (1968) and the Canadian Olympic (1971) Halls of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Canada CAN 13T
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Canada CAN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 26 München Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Canada CAN 4T
1972 Summer 26 München Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Canada CAN 6
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Canada CAN 15T
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Canada CAN 5
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Canada CAN AC DNF
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Canada CAN 6 non-scoring

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Canada Canadian Club Final Standings 13T 20.00
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Canada Canadian Club Round One 3T 4.00
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Canada Canadian Club Round Two 16T 16.00
1972 Summer 26 München Equestrianism Canada Steelmaster Final Standings 4T 8.75
1972 Summer 26 München Equestrianism Canada Steelmaster Round One 1T 0.00
1972 Summer 26 München Equestrianism Canada Steelmaster Round Two 7 8.75
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada Sympatico Final Standings 15T 28.00
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada Sympatico Round One 10T QU 8.00
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada Sympatico Round Two 14T 20.00

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Canada CAN Canadian Club Final Standings 1 36.00
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Canada CAN Canadian Club Round One 2 18.00
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Canada CAN Canadian Club Round Two 1 18.00
1972 Summer 26 München Equestrianism Canada CAN Happy Fellow Final Standings 6 24.00
1972 Summer 26 München Equestrianism Canada CAN Happy Fellow Round One 7 QU 36.00
1972 Summer 26 München Equestrianism Canada CAN Happy Fellow Round Two 4T 28.00
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada CAN Sympatico Final Standings 5 20.00
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada CAN Sympatico Round One 3 QU 4.00
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada CAN Sympatico Round Two 6 16.00

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS SJF STP CCJF CCTP
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada Viceroy Final Standings AC DNF
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada Viceroy Dressage 4 -60.00
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada Viceroy Cross-Country 30 -220.40 0 -10.4 -120 -90.0

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada CAN Viceroy Final Standings 6 non-scoring DNF
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada CAN Viceroy Dressage 5 -60.00
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Equestrianism Canada CAN Viceroy Cross-Country 8 non-scoring -220.40
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