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Mary Gordon-Watson

Full name: Mary Diana Gordon-Watson
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: April 3, 1948 in Blandford, Dorset, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Mary Gordon-Watson’s first major international success came in 1969 when she won the individual three-day event at the European Championships. Gold medals followed in both the individual and team event at the 1970 World Championships and in 1971 she was a member of the winning team at the European Championships. After coming close to winning a bronze in then individual competition, Mary Gordon-Watson crowned her career with a team gold medal at the 1972 Olympics. In all her European, World and Olympic successes Mary Gordon-Watson was riding her father’s horse [Cornishman V] which had been loaned to Richard Meade for the 1968 Olympics. In 1973 Cornishman V made his final public appearance in the film Dead Cert, an adaptation of the Dick Francis novel, which he was ridden by Lord Oaksey. After her retirement, Mary Gordon-Watson became a well-known equestrian teacher and in 1976 was appointed a member of the senior selection committee for the British equestrian team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 24 München Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Great Britain GBR 4
1972 Summer 24 München Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS SJF STP ST CCJF CCTP CCT JF TF
1972 Summer 24 München Equestrianism Great Britain Cornishman V Final Standings 4 30.27
1972 Summer 24 München Equestrianism Great Britain Cornishman V Dressage 19T -51.33
1972 Summer 24 München Equestrianism Great Britain Cornishman V Cross-Country 7 81.60 0 37.6 4:57 -20 64.0 15:19
1972 Summer 24 München Equestrianism Great Britain Cornishman V Jumping 1T 0.00 0 0.00

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1972 Summer 24 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Cornishman V Final Standings 1 30.27
1972 Summer 24 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Cornishman V Dressage 4 -138.33
1972 Summer 24 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Cornishman V Cross-Country 1 267.20
1972 Summer 24 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Cornishman V Jumping 1 0.00