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Earl Thomson

Full name: Earl Foster Thomson
Gender: Male
Born: August 14, 1900 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: July 5, 1971 in Santa Barbara, California, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 2 Gold, 3 Silver (5 Total)

Biography

Earl Thomson’s record of five Olympic medals is matched only by Michael Plumb among American Olympic equestrians. Originally a member of the 8th Cavalry polo team alongside Harry Chamberlin, Chamberlin acted as a mentor to Thompson and brought him into the US equestrian team. Thomson also holds the record of being the oldest American to win an Olympic equestrian gold medal. Thomson was a West Point graduate who served as chief of staff for the 10th Mountain Division during World War II. After the war, he served in Europe for several years before retiring in 1954 as a full colonel.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual United States USA 2 Silver
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Team United States USA 1 Gold
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual United States USA 2 Silver
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Team United States USA AC DNF
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism Men's Dressage, Individual United States USA 8
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism Men's Dressage, Team United States USA 2 Silver
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual United States USA 21
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Team United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States Pancraft Final Standings 8 421.0
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States Pancraft Judges' Scores Judge #1 7 146.0
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States Pancraft Judges' Scores Judge #2 9 145.0
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States Pancraft Judges' Scores Judge #3 7T 130.0

Men's Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States USA Pancraft Final Standings 2 421.00

Men's Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS GP SJF STP CCJF CCJP T TF JF 7KCCP 4KGP 15kCCP 8kORP 2KCCP R/P/F P CCTP
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States Jenny Camp Final Standings 2 1,811.000
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States Jenny Camp Dressage 6 300.000 900.0
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States Jenny Camp Cross-Country 1 1,271.0 0 6.0 0 -35
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States Jenny Camp Jumping 7T 240.00 2:08.6 0,00 60
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Equestrianism United States Jenny Camp Final Standings 2 -99.90
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Equestrianism United States Jenny Camp Dressage 16 -127.90
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Equestrianism United States Jenny Camp Cross-Country 5 38.00 0.00 33.00 0.00 5.00 0.00
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Equestrianism United States Jenny Camp Jumping 4T -10.00 0.00 10
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States Reno Rhythm Final Standings 21 -114.00
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States Reno Rhythm Dressage 7 -105.00
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States Reno Rhythm Cross-Country 30 12.00 0 30 -60 0 42
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States Reno Rhythm Jumping 26 -21.00 1.00 20

Men's Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Jenny Camp Final Standings 1 1,811.000
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Jenny Camp Dressage 1 973.333
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Jenny Camp Cross-Country 1 3,286.00
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Jenny Camp Jumping 1 779.250
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Equestrianism United States USA Jenny Camp Final Standings AC DNF -99.90
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States USA Reno Rhythm Final Standings 1 -114.00
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States USA Reno Rhythm Dressage 3 -105.00
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States USA Reno Rhythm Cross-Country 3 12.00
1948 Summer 47 London Equestrianism United States USA Reno Rhythm Jumping 3 -21.00
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