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Mary Thomson-King

Full name: Mary Elizabeth Thomson-King
Gender: Female
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: June 8, 1961 in Newark, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Mary Thomson did not come from a traditional equestrian background. Her father’s career as an officer in the Royal Navy was ended by serious brain injuries caused by a motorcycle accident shortly before she was born and the family was left in reduced circumstances. She learnt to ride on a neighbour’s pony at the age of six and progressed through the Pony Club system before taking a job at former European champion Sheila Wilcox’s stables. Supporting her fledgling career with a series of part time jobs, Mary gradually climbed the ranks of British eventing and was able to turn professional in 1988. Her championship début came in 1991 when she a member of the victorious British team at the European Championship and the following year was selected for the Olympic team following a victory at the prestigious Badminton horse trials. Over the next 20 years she has been an almost permanent presence on the world scene and, in additional to her two Olympic medals, has won two gold and one silver medal in the team event of the World Championships and seven medals, including four gold, at European level. Mary has won all three (Lexington, Badminton, Burghley) events of the Grand Slam of Eventing with a career highlighting occurring at Lexington in 2011 where she achieved the unique feat of placing first and second with her two horses. This performance helped her rise to the top of the world rankings for the first time aged 50. Her daughter Emily has followed her mother into sport and competed at the 2011 European Junior Championships. Emily’s previous championship appearance had been a pre-natal one as her mother had competed at the 1995 European Championship whilst five months pregnant.

Results

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS SJF STP CCJF CCTP JF TF JP TP T TPP DPP CCPP J1PP J2PP PP J1% J2% J3% JOP J2P
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain King William Final Standings 9 -105.40
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain King William Dressage 4 -47.20
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain King William Cross-Country 9 -33.20
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain King William Jumping 55T -25.00
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Equestrianism Great Britain King William Final Standings 12 -118.00
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Equestrianism Great Britain King William Dressage 1 -31.60
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Equestrianism Great Britain King William Cross-Country 13 -46.40 0 0.0 -20 -26,4
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Equestrianism Great Britain King William Jumping 19 -40.00 40 0.00
2000 Summer 39 Sydney Equestrianism Great Britain Star Appeal Final Standings 7 -52.00
2000 Summer 39 Sydney Equestrianism Great Britain Star Appeal Dressage 13 -47.00
2000 Summer 39 Sydney Equestrianism Great Britain Star Appeal Cross-Country 1T 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
2000 Summer 39 Sydney Equestrianism Great Britain Star Appeal Jumping 7T -5.00 5 0.00
2004 Summer 43 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain King Solomon III Final Standings 20 -74.0
2004 Summer 43 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain King Solomon III Dressage 24T -48.0
2004 Summer 43 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain King Solomon III Cross-Country 11T 0.0 0.0 0.0 9:43
2004 Summer 43 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain King Solomon III Jumping Round One 25T -8.0
2004 Summer 43 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain King Solomon III Jumping Round Two 23 -18.0 -12.0 -6.0
2008 Summer 47 Beijing Equestrianism Great Britain Call Again Cavalier Final Standings 11 -68,1 -38,1 -18,0 -8,0 -4,0
2008 Summer 47 Beijing Equestrianism Great Britain Call Again Cavalier Dressage 9 -38,1 74,44 74,07 75,19
2008 Summer 47 Beijing Equestrianism Great Britain Call Again Cavalier Cross-Country 17 0,0 -18,0 8:45 -18,0
2008 Summer 47 Beijing Equestrianism Great Britain Call Again Cavalier Jumping 22 -13,0 -5,0 -8,0
2008 Summer 47 Beijing Equestrianism Great Britain Call Again Cavalier Jumping Round One 32T -8,0 0,0 -8,0
2008 Summer 47 Beijing Equestrianism Great Britain Call Again Cavalier Jumping Round Two 11T -4,0 0,0 -4,0
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain Imperial Cavalier Final Standings 5 50.10
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain Imperial Cavalier Dressage 12 40.90
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain Imperial Cavalier Cross-Country 13 0.00 1.20 10:06 1.20
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain Imperial Cavalier Jumping 11T 8.00
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain Imperial Cavalier Jumping Qualifier 1T 0.00 0.00 0.00
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain Imperial Cavalier Jumping Final 15T 8.00 0.00 8.00
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain Imperial Cavalier Dressage Judge E 14 72.59
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain Imperial Cavalier Dressage Judge C 14T 71.85
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain Imperial Cavalier Dressage Judge M 3T 73.70

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS TPP IPP J1% J2% J3% JP TP T TDP TCCP PP
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain GBR King William Final Standings 6 -105.40
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain GBR King William Dressage 1 -47.20
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain GBR King William Cross-Country 4 -33.20
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain GBR King William Jumping 9T -25.00
2004 Summer 43 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain GBR King Solomon III Final Standings 2 -56.0
2004 Summer 43 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain GBR King Solomon III Dressage 1 non-scoring -48.0
2004 Summer 43 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain GBR King Solomon III Cross-Country 3T 0.0
2004 Summer 43 Athina Equestrianism Great Britain GBR King Solomon III Jumping 2 non-scoring -8.0
2008 Summer 47 Beijing Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Call Again Cavalier Final Standings 3 -185,7 -64,1
2008 Summer 47 Beijing Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Call Again Cavalier Dressage 4 -121,8 -38,1 74,44 74,07 75,19
2008 Summer 47 Beijing Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Call Again Cavalier Cross-Country 3 non-scoring -44,4 -18,0 0,0 -18,0 8:45
2008 Summer 47 Beijing Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Call Again Cavalier Jumping 6 non-scoring -12,0 -8,0 -8,0 0,0
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Imperial Cavalier Final Standings 2 42.10
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Imperial Cavalier Dressage 3 40.90
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Imperial Cavalier Cross-Country 1 non-scoring 1.20
2012 Summer 51 London Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Imperial Cavalier Jumping 2 0.00