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John Downer

Full name: John Walter Downer
Gender: Male
Born: November 22, 1881 in Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
Died: January 28, 1977 in Lexington, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism


John Downer was a major in the US Army, serving in field artillery, at the time of the 1920 Olympics. He also served as the team captain. In May 1921 Downer represented the US at a meeting of national equestrian officials, to set up rules for the Olympic equestrian program in 1924. Downer was also known as a top polo player but he did not play that sport at the 1920 Olympics.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Individual United States USA 12

Men's Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Equestrianism United States Dick Final Standings 12 8.50
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