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Liselott Linsenhoff

Full name: Liselott Linsenhoff (Schindling-, -Rheinberger)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: August 27, 1927 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Died: August 4, 1999 in Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Affiliations: FRFC, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Equestrianism

Related Olympians: Mother of Ann-Kathrin Linsenhoff.

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Liselott Linsenhoff won five Olympic medals in dressage, including a team gold in 1968 and an individual gold in 1972 – the first woman gold medalist ever in this discipline. She also won two medals in 1956 – a team silver and individual bronze, and two in 1972, adding a team silver to her individual gold. Both her gold medals came riding the famous Swedish stallion, [Piaff]. At the World Championships, Linsenhoff was a member of the winning dressage team in 1974 and placed second in the individual events in 1970 and 1974. She was also individual European Champion in 1969 and 1971 and was a member of the winning team in 1973. Her daugther, Ann-Kathrin, became a West German Olympian Champion in equestrian sport in 1988.

Liselott also was the daughter of Albert Schindling, the owner of VDO, which produced tachometers, and of the racing stable, Asta. She lived in Taunus and was the most important German dressage rider beside [Josef Neckermann]. In 1975 the family moved to Switzerland for business reasons, which led to run-ins with German financial authorities, who tried to recover 30 million German marks from her. Angered by these proceedings, she retired during her preparations for the 1976 Montréal Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Equestrian 28 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Germany GER 3 Bronze
1956 Equestrian 28 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team Germany GER 2 Silver
1968 Summer 41 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual West Germany FRG 8
1968 Summer 41 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team West Germany FRG 1 Gold
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual West Germany FRG 1 Gold
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team West Germany FRG 2 Silver

Mixed Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1956 Equestrian 28 Stockholm Equestrianism Germany Adular Final Standings 3 832.00
1956 Equestrian 28 Stockholm Equestrianism Germany Adular Judges' Scores Judge #1 8 147.0
1956 Equestrian 28 Stockholm Equestrianism Germany Adular Judges' Scores Judge #2 1 174.0
1956 Equestrian 28 Stockholm Equestrianism Germany Adular Judges' Scores Judge #3 7 160.0
1956 Equestrian 28 Stockholm Equestrianism Germany Adular Judges' Scores Judge #4 3 173.0
1956 Equestrian 28 Stockholm Equestrianism Germany Adular Judges' Scores Judge #5 3 178.0
1968 Summer 41 Ciudad de México Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Final Standings 8 855
1968 Summer 41 Ciudad de México Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Qualifying Round 8 855
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Final Standings 1 1,229
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Final Round 1 1,229
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Final Round Judge #1 1 254
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Final Round Judge #2 1 257
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Final Round Judge #3 1 232
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Final Round Judge #4 2T 245
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Final Round Judge #5 1 241
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Qualifying Round 1 QU 1,763
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Qualifying Round Judge #1 1 368
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Qualifying Round Judge #2 1 367
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Qualifying Round Judge #3 4T 326
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Qualifying Round Judge #4 7 343
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany Piaff Qualifying Round Judge #5 1 359

Mixed Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1956 Equestrian 28 Stockholm Equestrianism Germany GER Adular Final Standings 2 832.00
1968 Summer 41 Ciudad de México Equestrianism West Germany FRG Piaff Final Standings 1 855
1972 Summer 44 München Equestrianism West Germany FRG Piaff Final Standings 2 1,763