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Richard Meade

Full name: Richard John Hannay Meade
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: December 4, 1938 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Richard Meade is Britain’s most successful Olympic equestrian competitor. He is the only British rider to have won an individual Olympic gold medal and his total of three gold medals is also the best by a Briton. Meade’s Olympic victories came in the three-day team event in 1968 and 1972 and in the individual event in 1972. He also competed in the 1964 and 1976 Olympics when he matched David Broome’s record of being the only British rider to compete in four Olympic Games. However, Broome reclaimed the record as his own in 1988 when he took part in his fifth Olympics. Apart from his Olympic successes, Meade was a member of the winning team at the 1967 European Championships and the 1970 World Championships and placed second individually in the 1967 and 1970 World Championships. He also won at Badminton in 1969, 1970, and 1982, and won the Burghley Horse Trials in 1964. Meade, whose parents were Joint-Masters of the Corre Hounds in Monmouthshire, was educated at Lancing and Magdalen College, Cambridge, where he took an engineering degree. After Cambridge he served in the 11th Hussars and later worked in the City.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Great Britain GBR 8
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Great Britain GBR AC DNF
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Great Britain GBR 4
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Great Britain GBR 4
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS R/P/F P SJF STP CCJF CCTP JF TF ST CCT
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Barberry Final Standings 8 29.73
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Barberry Dressage 12T -52.67
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Barberry Cross-Country 1T 118.40 0 0 37.6 0.0 80.8
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Barberry Jumping 31 -36.00
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain Cornishman V Final Standings 4 -64.46
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain Cornishman V Dressage 28T -97.01
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain Cornishman V Cross-Country 3 54.80 0 37.6 0 17.2
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain Cornishman V Jumping 26 -22.25 20 2.25
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain Laurieston Final Standings 1 57.73
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain Laurieston Dressage 17T -50.67
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain Laurieston Cross-Country 1 108.40 0 37.6 0 70.8 5:03 15:02
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain Laurieston Jumping 1T 0.00 0 0.00
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain Jacob Jones Final Standings 4 -141.35
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain Jacob Jones Dressage 12 -73.75
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain Jacob Jones Cross-Country 3 -57.60 0 -2.4 0 -55.2
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain Jacob Jones Jumping 14T -10.00 10 0.00

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Barberry Final Standings AC DNF 29.73
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Barberry Dressage 1 -52.67
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Barberry Cross-Country AC DNF 118.40
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Cornishman V Final Standings 1 -64.46
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Cornishman V Dressage 5 non-scoring -240.03
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Cornishman V Cross-Country 1 103.60
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Cornishman V Jumping 2 -29.00
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Laurieston Final Standings 1 57.73
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Laurieston Dressage 4 -138.33
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Laurieston Cross-Country 1 267.20
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Laurieston Jumping 1 0.00
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Jacob Jones Final Standings AC DNF -141.35
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Jacob Jones Dressage 3 -73.75
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Jacob Jones Cross-Country 2 -57.60