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Equestrianism at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Mixed Jumping, Individual

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Field of Mars, Chapultepec Park, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 23, 1968
Date Finished: October 23, 1968
Format: Two rounds. Total score for both rounds determined placement.

Gold: USA Bill Steinkraus
Silver: GBR Marion Coakes
Bronze: GBR David Broome

Summary

Individual and team jumping events in Mexico City were once again contested separately, as they had been in 1912, 1920, and 1960. In the individual event there were two rounds of jumping, with only the top 18 riders, or all those with 8 or less faults in the first round, advancing to the second round. The three courses measured as follows: round one – 750 metres; round two – 410 metres; and jump-off – 370 metres. The round two course was a puissance-type with an oxer of 1.65 x 1.70 x 2.20 metres as the major obstacle.

In round one American Bill Steinkraus and Britain’s Marion Coakes both had clean rides to lead, with their teammates Frank Chapot (USA) and David Broome (GBR), and Canadian Jim Day and Italy’s [Piero D’Inzeo] trailing with only 4 faults. Nobody was able to ride cleanly in round two, but when Steinkraus came home with only 4 faults the gold medal was his. Coakes had 8 faults and won the silver aboard [Stroller], a horse so small at 142 cm, that it was more properly called a pony . Four riders tied for third with 12 faults – Broome, Chapot, German Hans Günter Winkler, and Canadian Jim Elder. In the jump-off for the bronze medal all four rode cleanly, but Broome won the bronze with the fastest time of 35.3 seconds. Of those who made the second round, the last finisher was Australian Kevin Bacon, who was at least six degrees outside of first.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Horse Medal F JOF JOT
1 Bill Steinkraus 43 United States USA Snowbound Gold 4.00
2 Marion Coakes 21 Great Britain GBR Stroller Silver 8.00
3 David Broome 28 Great Britain GBR Mister Softee Bronze 12.00 0.00 35.3
4 Frank Chapot 36 United States USA San Lucas 12.00 0.00 36.8
5 Hans Günter Winkler 42 West Germany FRG Enigk 12.00 0.00 37.5
6 Jim Elder 34 Canada CAN The Immigrant 12.00 0.00 39.2
7T Alwin Schockemöhle 31 West Germany FRG Donald Rex 16.00
7T Argentino Molinuevo, Jr. 23 Argentina ARG Don Gustavo 16.00
7T Piero D'Inzeo 45 Italy ITA Fidux 16.00
7T Monica Bachmann-Weier 26 Switzerland SUI Erbach 16.00
11 Harvey Smith 29 Great Britain GBR Madison Time 16.25
12 Lucia Faria 22 Brazil BRA Rush du Camp 19.25
13T Carlos D'Elia 45 Argentina ARG Scandale 20.00
13T Arthur Blickenstorfer 33 Switzerland SUI Marianka 20.00
13T Jim Day 22 Canada CAN Canadian Club 20.00
16 Nelson Pessoa Filho 32 Brazil BRA Pass Op 24.00
17 Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola 48 France FRA Nagir 28.50
18 Kevin Bacon 36 Australia AUS Chichester 28.75
19 Fernando Hernández 44 Mexico MEX Churintzio DNQ
20 Marcel Rozier 32 France FRA Quo Vadis DNQ
21T Paul Weier 33 Switzerland SUI Wildfeuer DNQ
21T Kathy Kusner 28 United States USA Untouchable DNQ
21T Graziano Mancinelli 31 Italy ITA Doneraile DNQ
21T Ricardo Guasch 34 Mexico MEX Mixteco DNQ
21T John Fahey 25 Australia AUS Bonvale DNQ
26T Tadashi Fukushima 24 Japan JPN Queen DNQ
26T Hartwig Steenken 27 West Germany FRG Simona DNQ
26T Raimondo D'Inzeo 43 Italy ITA Bellevue DNQ
26T Viktor Matveyev 26 Soviet Union URS Krokhotny DNQ
26T Sam Campbell 24 Australia AUS April Love DNQ
26T Masayasu Sugitani 25 Japan JPN Ringo DNQ
32 Janou Lefèbvre 23 France FRA Rocket DNQ
33 José Fernandez 21 Brazil BRA Cantal DNQ
34 Roberto Nielsen-Reyes 25 Bolivia BOL Ukamau DNQ
35 Marian Kozicki 27 Poland POL Braz DNQ
36 Torchy Millar 23 Canada CAN Beefeater DNQ
37 Joaquín Pérez 31 Mexico MEX Romeo DNQ
38 Antoni Pacyński 25 Poland POL Cyrrus DNQ
39 Piotr Wawryniuk 25 Poland POL Farys DNQ
AC Jorge Amaya 34 Argentina ARG Gemelo DNQ
AC Yevgeny Kuzin 20 Soviet Union URS Figlyar DNQ
AC Yugo Araki 43 Japan JPN Far East DNQ