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Wilf White

Full name: Wilfrid Harry "Wilf" White
Gender: Male
Born: March 30, 1904 in Bickerton, Cheshire East, Great Britain
Died: November 21, 1995 in [unknown], Isle of Man, Isle Of Man
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

In 1946, Wilf White purchased [Nizefela] and the following year they scored their first major win together at Shrewsbury. At Nice in 1949 they made their début in the British team and over the next ten years Wilf White and Nizefella were members of 12 winning Prix des Nations teams. At the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki they won a gold medal in the team event and only lost the individual title after a jumping off. Four years later in Stockholm, White and Nizefela won a bronze medal in the team event and again placed fourth in the individual competition. At both the 1952 and 1956 Olympics, White was the highest placed for the British show jumpers in the individual classification. Wilf White, a Cheshire farmer, was a member of the executive committee of the British Show Jumping Association and in 1958 he was awarded an OBE for his services to the sport. His horse, Nizefela, was buried in Cheshire, and at his own death, Wilf White had his ashes spread over his horse's gravesite.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 48 Helsinki Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Individual Great Britain GBR 5
1952 Summer 48 Helsinki Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Team Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1956 Equestrian 52 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Great Britain GBR 4T
1956 Equestrian 52 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F JOF JOT
1952 Summer 48 Helsinki Equestrianism Great Britain Nizefela Final Standings 5 8.00 12.00 43.0
1952 Summer 48 Helsinki Equestrianism Great Britain Nizefela Round One 2T 4.00
1952 Summer 48 Helsinki Equestrianism Great Britain Nizefela Round Two 4T 4.00

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1956 Equestrian 52 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Nizefela Final Standings 4T 12.00
1956 Equestrian 52 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Nizefela Round One 3T 8.00
1956 Equestrian 52 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Nizefela Round Two 5T 4.00

Men's Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1952 Summer 48 Helsinki Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Nizefela Final Standings 1 8.00
1952 Summer 48 Helsinki Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Nizefela Round One 6 32.75
1952 Summer 48 Helsinki Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Nizefela Round Two 1 8.00

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1956 Equestrian 52 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Nizefela Final Standings 3 12.00
1956 Equestrian 52 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Nizefela Round One 2 32.00
1956 Equestrian 52 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Nizefela Round Two 5 37.00
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