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Virginia Holgate-Leng

Full name: Virginia Helen Antoinette Holgate-Leng (-Elliott)
Nickname(s): Ginny
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: February 1, 1955 in [unknown], Unknown, Malta
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 2 Silver, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

As the daughter of peripatetic Colonel Ronald Morris Holgate, “Ginny” Leng [né Holgate] was raised in many countries of the world before settling in Britain in 1971. She began riding at age three. Her career was interrupted in 1976 when she broke her left arm in 23 places and amputation was considered. She made the 1980 British Olympic team but the equestrian athletes did not go to Moscow. In her Olympic début as Miss Holgate in 1984 she won a bronze in the individual three-day, and a silver in the team event. She repeated those performances in 1988 at Seoul. “Ginny” Holgate had claimed a team gold at the 1981 European championships, but her big breakthrough came in 1985 when she won the European title in the three-day individual and helped Britain to the team title. She repeated that effort in 1987 and 1989. Holgate-Leng also won the Badminton Horse Trials Championships in 1985 and 1989 and holds the record at the Burghley Horse Trials with three wins (1983, 1984, and 1986). Holgate-Leng was world individual champion in 1986 and helped Britain to world team eventing titles in 1982 and 1986.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS SJF STP CCJF CCTP JF TF
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain Priceless Final Standings 3 -56.80
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain Priceless Dressage 7T -56.40
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain Priceless Cross-Country 5 -0.40 0 0.0 0 -0.40
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain Priceless Jumping 1T 0.00
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Equestrianism Great Britain Master Craftsman Final Standings 3 -62.00
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Equestrianism Great Britain Master Craftsman Dressage 3 -43.20
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Equestrianism Great Britain Master Craftsman Cross-Country 5 -8.80 0 0.0 0 -8.8
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Equestrianism Great Britain Master Craftsman Jumping 22T -10.00 10 0.00

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Priceless Final Standings 2 -56.80
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Priceless Dressage 4 -56.40
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Priceless Cross-Country 1 -0.40
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Priceless Jumping 1T 0.00
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Master Craftsman Final Standings 2 -62.00
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Master Craftsman Dressage 2 -43.20
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Master Craftsman Cross-Country 3 -8.80
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Master Craftsman Jumping 2T -10.00