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Harvey Smith

Full name: Robert Harvey Smith
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: December 29, 1938 in Bingley, West Yorkshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Related Olympians: Father of Steven Smith; Father of Robert Smith.

Biography

Harvey Smith recorded his first major show jumping win in 1958 with Farmer's Boy. It began a career that saw him win the John Player Trophy seven times, the King George V Gold Cup once and the British Jumping Derby four times. Smith took part in both the 1968 and 1972 Olympics but failed to win a medal. Smith won five medals at the European Championships, three in the individual event, and was the bronze medalist at the 1970 World Championships. He later became a BBC commentator on show jumping, notably for the 1984 Olympics. His world-wide fame is due as much to his fighting spirit and his no-holds-barred approach to his sport as to his prowess as a rider. He also wrote several popular books about equestrian sport, and in the 1970s had a brief career as a professional wrestler and as a professional singer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Great Britain GBR 11
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Great Britain GBR 8
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Great Britain GBR 4

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain Madison Time Final Standings 11 16.25
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain Madison Time Round One 9T 8.00
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain Madison Time Round Two 10 8.25

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Madison Time Final Standings 8 45.00
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Madison Time Round One 1 18.25
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Madison Time Round Two 12 26.75
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Summertime Final Standings 4 20.00
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Summertime Round One 3T QU/non-scoring 23.00
1972 Summer 33 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Summertime Round Two 4T 28.00
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