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Equestrianism at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Jumping, Individual

Equestrianism at the 1952 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: August 3, 1952
Date Finished: August 3, 1952
Format: Two rounds. Total score for both rounds determined placement.

Gold: FRA Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola
Silver: CHI Ã“scar Cristi
Bronze: GER Fritz Thiedemann


The show jumping consisted of two rounds, with total scores to count for the final placements. The course consisted of 13 obstacles, although the sixth obstacle was a three-part one, with a 1.40 m fence, then a 3.00 m water jump, and then a 1.50 m wall of horizontal birch poles. The eighth obstacle also had two parts, a double birch fence followed by a double fence with a hedge between. The course was designed by Björn Strandell, and was 786 metres long, with a time allowance of 1:57.2. The height of the obstacles was up to 1.60 metres, with the water jump 5.00 metres in width.

On a sunny, warm day, France's [Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola] was one of five riders to have a total of 8.00 faults for his two rounds. In the jump-off, which was held over six raised obstacles, Jonquères d'Oriola went clear, with no faults, the only rider to do so, which won him the gold medal. Chile's [Óscar Cristi] had only 4.00 faults in the jump-off, which brought him the silver medal. Cristi would also lead Chile to a silver medal in team jumping, and the two silver medals remain the only equestrian medals won by Chile at the Olympics through 2012. The bronze medal was decided on time, as both Germany's [Fritz Thiedemann] and Brazil's [Eloy de Menezes] had 8.00 faults in the jump-off, but Thiedemann's time of 38.5 was 6.5 seconds faster than de Menezes' and brought him the silver medal.

Jonquères d'Oriola would return and win another gold medal in this event in 1964, and he won the 1966 World Championships. Thiedemann would win team jumping gold medals in 1956 and 1960. At Helsinki, he won two bronze medals, one in this event, and one in team dressage.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Horse Medal F JOF JOT
1 Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola 32 France FRA Ali Baba Gold 8.00 0.00 40.0
2 Óscar Cristi 36 Chile CHI Bambi Silver 8.00 4.00 44.0
3 Fritz Thiedemann 34 Germany GER Meteor Bronze 8.00 8.00 38.5
4 Eloy de Menezes 41 Brazil BRA Biguá 8.00 8.00 45.0
5 Wilf White 48 Great Britain GBR Nizefela 8.00 12.00 43.0
6 Humberto Mariles 39 Mexico MEX Petrolero 8.75
7T César Mendoza 33 Chile CHI Pollan 12.00
7T Argentino Molinuevo, Sr. 41 Argentina ARG Discutido 12.00
7T Raimondo D'Inzeo 27 Italy ITA Litargirio 12.00
7T Sergio Dellachá 26 Argentina ARG Santa Fe 12.00
11 Bill Steinkraus 26 United States USA Hollandia 13.25
12T Mohamed Khairy Egypt EGY Inch'Allah 16.00
12T Arthur McCashin 43 United States USA Miss Budweiser 16.00
12T Duggie Stewart 39 Great Britain GBR Aherlow 16.00
15 Harry Llewellyn 40 Great Britain GBR Foxhunter 16.75
16T Henrique Callado 32 Portugal POR Caramulo 20.00
16T Jaime García 41 Spain ESP Quorom 20.00
16T Bertrand Pernot du Breuil 25 France FRA Tourbillon 20.00
16T João Lopes 32 Portugal POR Raso 20.00
16T Georg Höltig 39 Germany GER Fink 20.00
16T Manuel Ordovas 39 Spain ESP Bohemio 20.00
16T Gunnar Palm 37 Sweden SWE Lurifax 20.00
23 Renyldo Ferreira 29 Brazil BRA Bibelot 20.50
24 John Russell 32 United States USA Democrat 23.00
25T Gamal Haress 26 Egypt EGY Sakr 24.00
25T José Carvalhosa 41 Portugal POR Mondina 24.00
25T Víctor Saucedo Mexico MEX Resorte II 24.00
28 Ricardo Echeverría 34 Chile CHI Lindo Peal 25.75
29 Bjart Ording 54 Norway NOR Fram II 27.00
30 Marcelino Gavilán 43 Spain ESP Quoniam 27.25
31T Börje Jeppson 36 Sweden SWE Spitfire 28.00
31T Alvaro de Toledo Brazil BRA Eldorado 28.00
31T Salvatore Oppes 42 Italy ITA Macezio 28.00
34 Jean, Marquis d'Orgeix 31 France FRA Arlequin D 31.00
35T Carl-Jan Hamilton 36 Sweden SWE Halali 32.00
35T Roberto Viñals Mexico MEX Alteño 32.00
35T Hans-Hermann Evers 21 Germany GER Baden 32.00
38 Julio César Sagasta 38 Argentina ARG Don Juan 36.75
39 Gheorghe Antohi 30 Romania ROU Haimana 38.25
40 Ion Jipa 27 Romania ROU Troika 39.00
41 Mohamed Selim Zaki 27 Egypt EGY Sali al Nabi 40.25
42 Alexander Stoffel 23 Switzerland SUI Vol au Vent 44.25
43 Mikhail Vlasov Soviet Union URS Rota 56.00
44 Min Byeong-Seon South Korea KOR Parcifal 59.75
45 Toshiaki Kitai 28 Japan JPN Ulysse 62.00
46 Nikolay Shelenkov 32 Soviet Union URS Atiger 62.50
47 Gavriil Budyonny Soviet Union URS Yeger 83.25
48 Ion Constantin 22 Romania ROU Vagabond 103.00
AC Mauno Roiha 40 Finland FIN Roa DNF
AC Viktor Jansson 32 Finland FIN Jessa DNF
AC Henrik Lavonius 37 Finland FIN Lassi DNF