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Yury Kovshov

Full name: Yury Aleksandrovich Kovshov
Original name: Юрий Александрович Ковшов
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: September 5, 1951 in Serhetabat, Mary, Turkmenistan
Affiliations: Spartak Tashkent/VDFSO Kiev
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Although the 1980 equestrian games were not a top competition, like the other Olympic Games, because almost all the top riders missed the competition due to the boycott, the dressage event were a class higher than the rest of the riding events at the 1980 Olympic Games, because the Soviet Union had been one of the top dressage countries since the 1960s. The Soviets were considered as favorites in both individual and team dressage, but they were upset by the 1979 European champion Sissy Theurer of Austria in the individual competition, so Yury Kovshov had to settle for a silver in individual event, while taking gold in team event. Besides his two Olympic medals, Kovshov won a team silver at the 1990 World Championships and team silvers at the 1989 and 1991 European Championships and team bronzes at the 1981 and 1985 European Championships. Kovshov won his only Soviet title in 1980.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Soviet Union URS 28 DNQ
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team Soviet Union URS 4

Mixed Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Final Standings 2 1,300
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Final Round 2 1,300
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Final Round Judge #1 2 258
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Final Round Judge #2 3 256
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Final Round Judge #3 2 267
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Final Round Judge #4 2 266
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Final Round Judge #5 2 253
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Qualifying Round 2 QU 1,588
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Qualifying Round Judge #1 2 313
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Qualifying Round Judge #2 3 312
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Qualifying Round Judge #3 2 311
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Qualifying Round Judge #4 1 333
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Igrok Qualifying Round Judge #5 3 319
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Equestrianism Soviet Union Barin Final Standings 28 DNQ 1,259
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Equestrianism Soviet Union Barin Qualifying Round 28 1,259
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Equestrianism Soviet Union Barin Qualifying Round Judge #1 33T 248
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Equestrianism Soviet Union Barin Qualifying Round Judge #2 24T 255
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Equestrianism Soviet Union Barin Qualifying Round Judge #3 30T 247
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Equestrianism Soviet Union Barin Qualifying Round Judge #4 44 237
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Equestrianism Soviet Union Barin Qualifying Round Judge #5 10 272

Mixed Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union URS Igrok Final Standings 1 1,588
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Equestrianism Soviet Union URS Barin Final Standings 4 1,259