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Dennis Murphy

Full name: William Dennis Murphy
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: October 24, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Affiliations: Birmingham Southern
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism


In preparation for the 1976 Olympics Dennis Murphy won the Pre-Olympic meet in Montréal in 1975, also adding a gold medal in team jumping at the 1975 Pan American Games. In 1978 Murphy earned a bronze medal in the World Championship and won the International Rider Champion Award at the Washington International Horse Show. In 1980 he and his horse Lyrical Lou set a world record of 7-8 (2.34 m) in puissance jumping. When he retired from competing Murphy settled on a horse ranch in Vandiver, Alabama, his home state.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual United States USA 22T

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Equestrianism United States Do Right Final Standings 22T
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Equestrianism United States Do Right Round One 22T 12.00
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