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Lana du Pont

Full name: Helena Allaire "Lana" du Pont (-Wright)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: July 6, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Oldfields School
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Lana du Pont made history in 1964 when she became the first woman from any nation to compete in the three-day event at the Olympics. She placed 33rd individually, but was a non-scoring member of the US team that won a team silver medal. Descended from the du Pont family, one of the wealthiest families in America.

Lana grew up in horse country in Maryland and Delaware and started out riding in foxhunts. She attended the Oldfields School in Baltimore, graduating in 1957. At the Olympics, du Pont competed only in 1964, but she continued competing in equestrian events, later concentrating on combined driving events and in 1991 won a gold medal in the pairs division at the World Championships. She then moved her focus to endurance riding, later placing second in the US Equestrian Team Endurance 100-mile Championship, riding Nathan’s Pride.

Du Pont established her own horse farm, Unicorn Farm, in Chesapeake City, Maryland. She was one of the founding members of the United States Combined Training Association (now the US Eventing Association).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual United States USA 33
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team United States USA 2 Silver non-scoring

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS R/P/F P SJF STP CCJF CCTP
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism United States Mr. Wister Final Standings 33 -223.93
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism United States Mr. Wister Dressage 10T -52.33
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism United States Mr. Wister Cross-Country 36 -141.60 0 0 34.4 -176.0 0.0
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism United States Mr. Wister Jumping 26T -30.00

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism United States USA Mr. Wister Final Standings 2 non-scoring -223.93
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism United States USA Mr. Wister Dressage 2 -52.33
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism United States USA Mr. Wister Cross-Country 4 non-scoring -141.60
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Equestrianism United States USA Mr. Wister Jumping 2 non-scoring -30.00
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