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Jim Elder

Medal record
Jim Elder
Jim Elder
Competitor for 22x20px Canada
Gold 1968 Mexico City Team Jumping
Bronze 1956 Stockholm Team 3-Day Event

Robert James "Jim" Elder, OC (born 27 July 1934) is a Canadian horse rider famous for his accomplishments in Equestrian. He competed at six Olympic Games between 1956 and 1984, winning one gold and one bronze medal.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Elder started competitive jumping at the age of 16 in 1950. In 36 years of competition, he has won an Olympic Gold Medal, one Olympic Bronze, Two Pan Am Gold Medals, and one World Championship Gold. In 1983, he was honoured with the Order of Canada and in 2003 he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

Since retiring, he has worked with Big Brothers and several other charity foundations including the Community Association of Riding for the Disabled in Ontario and the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association and is one of the co-founders of the Toronto Polo Club. He has several children who have had success in Show Jumping.

Jim Elder's brother, Norman Elder was an author and explorer. He was also an Olympic equestrian rider at the 1960 and 1968 Olympics[1]. The brothers were on the same Eventing team at the 1960 Olympics.[2]

Jim Elder is a brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Alpha Phi).

See also

  • List of athletes with the most appearances at Olympic Games



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