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Jean-Claude Van Geenberghe

Full name: Jean-Claude Van Geenberghe
Original name: Жан-Клод Ван Генберге
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: November 17, 1962 in Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Died: May 9, 2009 in Donetsk, Donetsk, Ukraine
Affiliations: De Hoefslag
Country: BEL Belgium, UKR Ukraine
Sport: Equestrianism

Biography

A talented junior rider, Jean-Claude Vangeenberghe's breakthrough came in 1987, when he won the famed CHIO in Aachen, one of the most prestigious competitions in horse jumping. This qualified him for the 1988 Olympics, where he achieved a 5th place in qualification. Due a scheduling error, he had to wait for 15 minutes on his horse before entering the final course, and his ride Piquet was cooled down and he did not finish the competition. Over the next years, Vangeenberghe established himself as a consistent top 10 rider, repeating his victory at Aachen and winning the Rome Grand Prix twice. He interrupted his career to set up an equestrian centre between 1995 and 2000, but returned and won his third Belgian championship in 2003. In 2006, he was paid to switch nationality to Ukraine, and he competed in his third Olympics for that country, in a team also consisting of two native German riders. After winning a competition in Donetsk, Vangeenberghe fell while descending from his horse. A broken vertebra caused a cerebral hemorrhage, and Vangeenberghe died on the spot.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Belgium BEL AC r2/2
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Belgium BEL 75T QR
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Belgium BEL 12
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Ukraine UKR 10T
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Ukraine UKR 10 r2/3

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F PTS PP R1P R2P JP TP TPP R3P
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Equestrianism Belgium Piquet Final Standings AC r2/2
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Equestrianism Belgium Piquet Final Round AC DNQ
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Equestrianism Belgium Piquet Final Round Round One 26T 12.00
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Equestrianism Belgium Piquet Qualifying Round 5T QU 133.00
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Equestrianism Belgium Piquet Qualifying Round Round One 1T 69.50
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Equestrianism Belgium Piquet Qualifying Round Round Two 10T 63.50
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Equestrianism Belgium Queen of Diamonds Final Standings 75T QR
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Equestrianism Belgium Queen of Diamonds Qualifying Round 75T 39.50
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Equestrianism Belgium Queen of Diamonds Qualifying Round Round One 70 18.00
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Equestrianism Belgium Queen of Diamonds Qualifying Round Round Two 65T 21.50
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Ukraine Quintus Final Standings 10T 8
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Ukraine Quintus Final Round 9T 8 4 4
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Ukraine Quintus Final Round Round One 11T QU 4 4 0
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Ukraine Quintus Final Round Round Two 6T 4 4 0
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Ukraine Quintus Qualifying Round 20T QU 5 8 17 4
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Ukraine Quintus Qualifying Round Round One 35T 4 1 5
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Ukraine Quintus Qualifying Round Round Two 21T 8 0 8
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Ukraine Quintus Qualifying Round Round Three 7T 4 0 4

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F TPP IPP JP TP
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Equestrianism Belgium BEL Queen of Diamonds Final Standings 12 44.25
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Equestrianism Belgium BEL Queen of Diamonds Round One 3T non-scoring 24.25
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Equestrianism Belgium BEL Queen of Diamonds Round Two 17 20.00
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Ukraine UKR Quintus Final Standings 10 r2/3
2008 Summer 45 Beijing Equestrianism Ukraine UKR Quintus Round One 10 34 8 8 0
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