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Frank Chapot

Olympic medal record

Silver 1960 Rome Team show jumping
Silver 1972 Munich Team show jumping

Francis Davis "Frank" Chapot (born February 24, 1932; Camden, New Jersey) is an American equestrian who competed at six Olympic Games from 1956 to 1976, where he won two silver medals in the Team Mixed Jumping.[1]

He married fellow Olympic equestrian Mary Mairs-Chapot in 1965. They were on the same Mixed Jumping team in 1964 and 1968, narrowly missing out on bronze in 1968 by 0.25 points.[2] They retired to raise horses at Chado Farm,[3] including champion show jumper Gem Twist that won two Olympic silver medals and was named “World’s Best Horse” at the 1990 World Equestrian Games in Stockholm.[4]

Their daughters Laura Chapot and Wendy Chapot Nunn are also expert equestrians.

He was inducted into the United States Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 1994[5] two years after his wife Mary.

Frank Chapot graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955.


See also

  • List of athletes with the most appearances at Olympic Games


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