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Isoup Ganthy

Full name: Isoup Ganthy
Gender: Male
Born: November 12, 1929 in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Died: December 6, 1976 in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Country: CAM Cambodia
Sport: Equestrianism

Biography

Born into an Indian-Cambodian family, Isoup Ganthy joined the police where he learned to ride. He spent several years studying in France, among others perfecting his riding capabilities, allowing him to participate in the 1956 Equestrian Olympics. Upon return to his native country, Ganthy became involved in politics, working for the ministry of foreign affairs and serving as a diplomat. After the communist Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975, Ganthy found himself belonging to the wrong political faction. In September 1976, he was arrested, suspected of assisting the KGB in their plan to overthrow the pro-Chinese Khmer. Imprisoned in the infamous Tuol Sleng prison, Ganthy was forced to confess to his treason, and he died (or was killed) in prison shortly after.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Cambodia CAM AC DNF

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Cambodia Flatteur II Final Standings AC DNF
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Cambodia Flatteur II Round One 49T 108.50