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Leslie Law

Full name: Leslie Francis Law
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: May 5, 1965 in Hereford, Herefordshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Leslie Law was born and raised in rural Herefordshire but did not come from the traditional wealthy background of other equestrian competitors. He struggled for recognition in the early part of his career but when the regular rider of Welton Apollo was struck down by illness, Law took over the ride and they formed a partnership which led to them being chosen for the 1989 European Championship. It took until the late nineties for Law to become a major player on the world scene but with the full brothers [Shear H2O](/horses/show/2272) and [Shear L'Eau](/horses/show/2273) he became a regular visitor to championship podiums. He was a team member when Britain won the European Championships in 2001 and 2003 and silver medals at both the 2000 Olympic Games and the 2002 World Equestrian Games.

Law's greatest moment came in controversial circumstances at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He was originally awarded the silver medal but the Court of Arbitration for Sport overruled a decision by the International Equestrian Federation to allow an appeal against the imposition of time penalties against the German rider Bettina Hoy and was upgraded to the gold medal a few days after the event ended. Law had returned home to England when he was elevated to Olympic champion and learnt of the decision by phone call whilst competing at an event for novice horses in the English Midlands.

He has the unique distinction of being awarded his Olympic gold at Buckingham Palace during a reception for Olympic medalists. In 2006 he moved to the USA where he has earned a growing reputation as a trainer. He is married to Canadian eventer Lesley Grant.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2004 Summer 39 Athina Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2004 Summer 39 Athina 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 JP TP T
2004 Summer 39 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain Shear L'Eau Final Standings 1 -44.4
2004 Summer 39 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain Shear L'Eau Dressage 10 -43.2
2004 Summer 39 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain Shear L'Eau Cross-Country 18T -1.2 0.0 -1.2 9:49
2004 Summer 39 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain Shear L'Eau Jumping Round One 1T 0.0
2004 Summer 39 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain Shear L'Eau Jumping Round Two 1T 0.0 0.0 0.0

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Shear H2O Final Standings 2 -54.00
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Shear H2O Dressage 2 -44.00
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Shear H2O Cross-Country 2T 0.00
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Shear H2O Jumping 5 -10.00
2004 Summer 39 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Shear L'Eau Final Standings 2 -44.4
2004 Summer 39 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Shear L'Eau Dressage 1 -43.2
2004 Summer 39 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Shear L'Eau Cross-Country 3T -1.2
2004 Summer 39 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Shear L'Eau Jumping 2 0.0
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