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Sergey Filatov

Full name: Sergey Ivanovich Filatov
Original name: Сергей Иванович Филатов
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: September 25, 1926 in Lysyye Gory, Tambov, Russia
Died: April 3, 1997 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: VS Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Sergey Filatov took up equestrian competition at 27-years-old, while serving in the Soviet Army under the command of marshal Semyon Budyonny. Budyonny, a horse sport enthusiast and a renowned horse breeder was ashamed by the results of the Soviet horse riders at the 1952 Olympics and decided to establish his own riding school, where he himself handpicked the riders from the regiment he commanded. Filatov was one of the chosen and soon rose to be among the top dressage riders in the country. In 1954, when Filatov had been in the sport less than a year, he won his first of eight Soviet titles, the rest coming in a row from 1957-63. Filatov made his international début at the 1956 Olympics, where he was 11th individually and fourth with the team. At the 1960 Olympics, Filatov and his horse Absent, with whom he had trained since 1958, made history by becoming the first Soviet horse-rider pair to win an Olympic gold. Four years later they added two Olympic bronzes to their medal collection. Filatov continued riding until the 1968 Olympics, but when he was not selected to the Soviet 1968 Olympic team, he quit sports. After his sporting career, Filatov worked as a riding coach in Moscow and later opened his own riding school in Moscow.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Equestrian 29 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Soviet Union URS 11
1956 Equestrian 29 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team Soviet Union URS 4
1960 Summer 33 Roma Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Mixed Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1956 Equestrian 29 Stockholm Equestrianism Soviet Union Ingas Final Standings 11 744.00
1956 Equestrian 29 Stockholm Equestrianism Soviet Union Ingas Judges' Scores Judge #1 9T 144.0
1956 Equestrian 29 Stockholm Equestrianism Soviet Union Ingas Judges' Scores Judge #2 12 145.0
1956 Equestrian 29 Stockholm Equestrianism Soviet Union Ingas Judges' Scores Judge #3 9T 155.0
1956 Equestrian 29 Stockholm Equestrianism Soviet Union Ingas Judges' Scores Judge #4 16 143.0
1956 Equestrian 29 Stockholm Equestrianism Soviet Union Ingas Judges' Scores Judge #5 12 158.0
1960 Summer 33 Roma Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Final Standings 1 2,144
1960 Summer 33 Roma Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Final Round 1 1,070
1960 Summer 33 Roma Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Final Round Judge #1 1 360
1960 Summer 33 Roma Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Final Round Judge #2 1 353
1960 Summer 33 Roma Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Final Round Judge #3 1 357
1960 Summer 33 Roma Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Qualifying Round 1 QU 1,074
1960 Summer 33 Roma Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Qualifying Round Judge #1 3 347
1960 Summer 33 Roma Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Qualifying Round Judge #2 2 358
1960 Summer 33 Roma Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Qualifying Round Judge #3 1 369
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Final Standings 3 1,486
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Final Round 1 639
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Equestrianism Soviet Union Absent Qualifying Round 4 QU 847

Mixed Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1956 Equestrian 29 Stockholm Equestrianism Soviet Union URS Ingas Final Standings 4 744.00
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Equestrianism Soviet Union URS Absent Final Standings 3 847