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Karen Lende O'Connor

Full name: Karen Lende O'Connor
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: February 17, 1958 in The Plains, Virginia, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism

Related Olympians: Wife of David O'Connor.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Karen O’Connor competed in five Olympics in equestrian, starting in 1988 when she was still Karen Lende. She later competed as Karen O’Connor in 1996, 2000, 2008, and 2012, after marrying US team member [David O’Connor]. She was first a member of US international teams at the 1986 World Championships in Australia, but began competing internationally in 1979 at the Badminton Championships.

O’Connor won two Olympic medals, a silver in team eventing in 1996 and a bronze in team eventing in 2000. At the 2007 Pan American Games, she won gold medals in both individual and team eventing. She also won silver individually at the 2003 Pan Ams. She won one medal at the World Championships, a bronze in 1998 at Roma with the team. In October 2012, O’Connor fell off her horse, sustaining a burst fracture of her T4 fracture and a compression fracture at T5, and underwent surgery a few days later. She made a brief return in early 2013, but then retired from competition.

O’Connor and her husband operate the O’Connor Equestrian, with locations in The Plains, Virginia and Ocala, Florida. Karen has been a member of the US Equestrian Federation Board of Directors. She and her husband were named Eventing Horsemen of the Year in 1996 by The Chronicle of the Horse journal.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual United States USA AC DNF
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team United States USA AC DNF
1996 Summer 38 Atlanta Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team United States USA 2 Silver
2000 Summer 42 Sydney Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team United States USA 3 Bronze
2008 Summer 50 Beijing Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual United States USA 44
2008 Summer 50 Beijing Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team United States USA 7
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual United States USA 9
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team United States USA 7

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS SJF STP TPP DPP CCPP J1PP PP J1% J2% J3% JP TP T
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Equestrianism United States The Optimist Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Equestrianism United States The Optimist Dressage 21 -64.20
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Equestrianism United States The Optimist Cross-Country AC DNF 0 0.0
2008 Summer 50 Beijing Equestrianism United States Mandiba Final Standings 44 -131,7 -41,9 -84,8 -5,0
2008 Summer 50 Beijing Equestrianism United States Mandiba Dressage 16 -41,9 71,11 70,74 74,44
2008 Summer 50 Beijing Equestrianism United States Mandiba Cross-Country 59 -84,8 -40,0 -44,8 9:52
2008 Summer 50 Beijing Equestrianism United States Mandiba Jumping Round One 30T -5,0 -4,0 -1,0
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States Mr. Medicott Final Standings 9 53.80
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States Mr. Medicott Dressage 29 48.20
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States Mr. Medicott Cross-Country 24 5.60 0.00 5.60 10:17
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States Mr. Medicott Jumping 1T 0.00
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States Mr. Medicott Jumping Qualifier 1T 0.00 0.00 0.00
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States Mr. Medicott Jumping Final 1T 0.00 0.00 0.00
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States Mr. Medicott Dressage Judge E 24T 69.63
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States Mr. Medicott Dressage Judge C 34T 67.41
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States Mr. Medicott Dressage Judge M 32 66.67

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS TPP IPP J1% J2% J3% JP TP T TDP TCCP PP
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Equestrianism United States USA The Optimist Final Standings AC DNF DQ
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Equestrianism United States USA The Optimist Dressage 4 non-scoring -64.20
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Equestrianism United States USA The Optimist Cross-Country AC DNF DNF
1996 Summer 38 Atlanta Equestrianism United States USA Biko Final Standings 2 -105.60
1996 Summer 38 Atlanta Equestrianism United States USA Biko Dressage 1 -39.60
1996 Summer 38 Atlanta Equestrianism United States USA Biko Cross-Country 5 -66.00
1996 Summer 38 Atlanta Equestrianism United States USA Biko Jumping 4 0.00
2000 Summer 42 Sydney Equestrianism United States USA Prince Panache Final Standings 3 -43.00
2000 Summer 42 Sydney Equestrianism United States USA Prince Panache Dressage 3 -32.60
2000 Summer 42 Sydney Equestrianism United States USA Prince Panache Cross-Country 4 -0.40
2000 Summer 42 Sydney Equestrianism United States USA Prince Panache Jumping 1T -10.00
2008 Summer 50 Beijing Equestrianism United States USA Mandiba Final Standings 7 -250,0 -131,7
2008 Summer 50 Beijing Equestrianism United States USA Mandiba Dressage 3 non-scoring -115,6 -41,9 71,11 70,74 74,44
2008 Summer 50 Beijing Equestrianism United States USA Mandiba Cross-Country 9 non-scoring -118,4 -84,8 -40,0 -44,8 9:52
2008 Summer 50 Beijing Equestrianism United States USA Mandiba Jumping 7 -13,0 -5,0 -4,0 -1,0
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States USA Mr. Medicott Final Standings 7 53.80
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States USA Mr. Medicott Dressage 7 48.20
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States USA Mr. Medicott Cross-Country 5 5.60
2012 Summer 54 London Equestrianism United States USA Mr. Medicott Jumping 7T 0.00
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