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Tom Gayford

Full name: Thomas Franklin "Tom" Gayford
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: November 21, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

The son of Gordon Gayford, an international equestrian for Canada, Tom Gayford joined the national team in the late 1940s and made his first appearance for the country at the 1952 Summer Olympics, but failed to finish the three-day event. His first major international victory came at the 1959 Pan American Games, where he won the three-day event alongside brothers Jim and Norman Elder. His next stop was the 1960 Summer Olympics, where he again failed to finish the three-day event.

Gayford and Jim Elder banded together with Jim Day and formed a show jumping trio that won bronze in the team event at the 1967 Pan American Games. They were then selected for the 1968 Summer Olympics, where they took gold in the team event, and followed their success up with victories at the 1970 World Championships and the 1971 Pan American Games (where Day was replaced by Torchy Millar and the non-Olympian Barbara Simpson). Gayford retired prior to the 1972 Summer Olympics and took up coaching, judging, and course designing, and designed the jumping course at the 1976 Games in Montreal. He was also head of the national show jumping team from 1978 through 1996. 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
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual Canada CAN AC DNF
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Team Canada CAN AC DNF
1960 Summer 31 Roma Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual Canada CAN AC DNF
1960 Summer 31 Roma Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Team Canada CAN AC DNF
1968 Summer 39 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Canada CAN 1 Gold

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1968 Summer 39 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Dee Final Standings 1 39.50
1968 Summer 39 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Dee Round One 2 22.25
1968 Summer 39 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Dee Round Two 1 17.25

Men's Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS R/P/F P STP SJF
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Equestrianism Canada Constellation Final Standings AC DNF
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Equestrianism Canada Constellation Dressage 54 -180.50
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Equestrianism Canada Constellation Cross-Country AC DQ 0 24
1960 Summer 31 Roma Equestrianism Canada Pepper Knowes Final Standings AC DNF
1960 Summer 31 Roma Equestrianism Canada Pepper Knowes Dressage 66T -175.00
1960 Summer 31 Roma Equestrianism Canada Pepper Knowes Cross-Country AC DQ 32.00 0

Men's Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Equestrianism Canada CAN Constellation Final Standings AC DNF DNF
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Equestrianism Canada CAN Constellation Dressage 18 -523.83
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Equestrianism Canada CAN Constellation Cross-Country AC DNF
1960 Summer 31 Roma Equestrianism Canada CAN Pepper Knowes Final Standings AC DNF DQ
1960 Summer 31 Roma Equestrianism Canada CAN Pepper Knowes Dressage 11 non-scoring -369.51
1960 Summer 31 Roma Equestrianism Canada CAN Pepper Knowes Cross-Country AC DNF
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