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Eric Lamaze

Eric Lamaze

Personal information
Full name: Eric Lamaze
Nationality: 22x20px Canada
Discipline: Show jumping
Born: 17, 1968 (1968-04-17) (age 49)
Montreal, QC, CAN
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
143 lb (Template:Convert/kg stlb)

Eric Lamaze (born April 17, 1968) is a Canadian show jumper. He was born in Montreal, Quebec.

As of the End of June 2010, Lamaze is ranked 1st in the Rolex FEI World Rankings.

Lamaze was named to the Canadian team for the 1996 Summer Olympics but lost his place and received a four year suspension after testing positive for cocaine and in 2000, he again tested positive for stimulants and was therefore unable to compete at Sydney Games.[1]

Lamaze competed in the Beijing Olympics, riding the stallion Hickstead[2]. He was awarded a silver medal after a strong performance in the team event[3]. Lamaze went on to win a gold medal in the individual show jumping event of the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the Shatin Equestrian Venue in Hong Kong as a result of a "jump off" between himself and the Swedish rider Rolf-Goran Bengtsson, riding Ninja.[2]

In the January 2009 rider rankings by the International Equestrian Federation, Lamaze was name to the top spot for the first time. [4]

Lamaze currently lives in Schomberg, Ontario,[5] where he coaches at his own barn, Torrey Pines. He and his most well-known equine partner, Hickstead, completed the incredible feat of only having one rail during the entire Olympic Games.

See also

  • Canada at the 2008 Summer Olympics


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