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George Morris

Full name: George Hayes Morris
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 26, 1938 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Oxridge Hunt Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

At the age of 22, George Morris, of the University of Virginia, was the youngest member of the U.S. show jumping team which won the silver medals at the Rome Olympics. Individually he placed 10th. He was also a member of gold medal winning US team at the 1959 Pan American Games (with Frank Chapot, Hugh Wiley, and Bill Steinkraus). After the 1960 Olympics, Morris retired from competition and had a brief fling at an acting career, but he was soon back with the horses and achieved considerable success as an instructor and author. Ironically, Morris had suffered from a fear of horses during childhood.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual United States USA 4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team United States USA 2 Silver

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1960 Summer 22 Roma Equestrianism United States Sinjon Final Standings 4 24.00
1960 Summer 22 Roma Equestrianism United States Sinjon Round One 5T 12.00
1960 Summer 22 Roma Equestrianism United States Sinjon Round Two 4T 12.00

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1960 Summer 22 Roma Equestrianism United States USA Sinjon Final Standings 2 24.50
1960 Summer 22 Roma Equestrianism United States USA Sinjon Round One 2 29.00
1960 Summer 22 Roma Equestrianism United States USA Sinjon Round Two 3 37.00
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