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Greg Best

Full name: Gregory Alan "Greg" Best
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: July 23, 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Riding [Gem Twist], Greg Best won two silver medals in show jumping at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. This came a year after winning silver in team jumping at the 1987 Pan American Games. Best was somewhat of an American riding prodigy, winning the 1984 North American Young Rider Championships, the 1985 USET Talent Derby, and the 1986 USET Foundation Lionel Guerran-Hermès Memorial Award. Best made the final four at the World Equestrian Games but a fall that shattered his shoulder in 1992 limited his career. He later became a jumping coach, moving to New Zealand, where he married Kim Zander, a New Zealand equestrienne, rode in the New Zealand League, and coached their national show jumpers. During his career, Best won six FEI World Cups. Although he became a New Zealand citizen, he later coached in the USA and Canada.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual United States USA 2 Silver
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team United States USA 2 Silver

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F JOF JOT PTS
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism United States Gem Twist Final Standings 2 4.00 4.00 45.70
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism United States Gem Twist Final Round 2 4.00 0.00
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism United States Gem Twist Final Round Round One 4T QU 4.00
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism United States Gem Twist Final Round Round Two 1 0.00
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism United States Gem Twist Qualifying Round 5T QU 133.00
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism United States Gem Twist Qualifying Round Round One 1T 69.50
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism United States Gem Twist Qualifying Round Round Two 10T 63.50

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism United States USA Gem Twist Final Standings 2 8.00
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism United States USA Gem Twist Round One 2 4.00
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Equestrianism United States USA Gem Twist Round Two 1 4.00
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