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Jan Tops

Medal record
Equestrian
Competitor for the 22x20px Netherlands
Olympic Games
Gold Barcelona 1992 Team jumping
European Championships
Gold 1991 La Baule Team jumping
Silver 1997 Mannheim Team jumping
Bronze 1999 Hickstead Team jumping

Johannes ("Jan") Augustinus Petrus Tops (born April 5, 1961 in Valkenswaard, Noord-Brabant) is an equestrian from The Netherlands, who won the gold medal in the team jumping event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain riding Top Gun. He did so alongside Piet Raymakers, Jos Lansink and Bert Romp. He competed in four consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1988.

Jan Tops initiated the Global Champions Tour in 2006. The equestrian sport was in need of a positive impulse, and by founding this world class renown tour, the media attention was increased as well as the prize money.

Presenting sponsors CN and CN WorldWide have been with the GCT since the beginning, as well as media partner Eurosport who broadcasts the Global Champions Tour legs in 59 countries. Rolex has become the official timepiece since 2008.

The legs of 2008 took place in Doha (QAT), Hamburg (GER), Cannes (FRA), Monte-Carlo (MON), Estoril (POR), Valkenswaard (NED), Arezzo (ITA), and São Paulo (BRA).

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