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Alberto Larraguibel

Breaking the record
Medal record
Pan American Games
Gold Buenos Aires 1951 Individual jumping
Gold Buenos Aires 1951 Team jumping

Colonel Alberto Larraguibel Morales (May 30, 1919 - April 12, 1995) was a Chilean Army officer of Basque descent[1] born in Angol, Chile. He remains the record holder for Puissance (high-jump) on Horseback, one of the longest-running unbroken sport records in history -- 68 years as of 2017.

Then-Captain Morales broke the record for the "high-jump" at 2.47 metres (8.1 ft), riding Huaso ex-"Faithfull", at the Official International Event at Viña del Mar, Chile on February 5, 1949. The Committee of Records ratified this record on May 28, 1949 and stated that a height of at least 2.49 metres (8.2 ft) must be cleared to beat it.

Morales died in Santiago, Chile at the age of 75.


  1. "Recordando la hazaña del capitán Larraguibel". http://www.euskalkultura.com/noticias/recordando-la-hazana-del-capitan-larraguibel?language_sync=1. (Template:ISO 639 name es)

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