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Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola

Medal record
Competitor for 22x20px France
Olympic Games
Gold 1952 Helsinki Individual jumping
Gold 1964 Tokyo Individual jumping
Silver 1964 Tokyo Team jumping
Silver 1968 Mexico City Team jumping
World Championships
Gold 1966 Buenos Aires Individual jumping
Silver 1954 Madrid Individual jumping
Bronze 1953 Paris Individual jumping
European Championships
Silver 1959 Paris Individual jumping

Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola (born February 1, 1920 in Corneilla-del-Vercol, Pyrénées-Orientales) is a French equestrian, who competed in the sport of show jumping.

D'Oriola twice won Olympic gold medals in the individual Jumping Grand Prix event, at Helsinki in 1952, aboard Ali Baba, and at Tokyo in 1964, on Lutteur B. Also at Tokyo, with Janous Lefevre and Guy Lefrant, again riding Lutteur B, he earned a team silver medal in jumping. In Mexico City, 1968, on Nagir, with teammates Lefevre and Jean Marcel Rozier, he acquired another silver in team jumping.

At the Show Jumping World Championships, in Paris, 1953, d'Oriola (on Ali Baba) took a bronze medal in the individual competition. In 1954, at Madrid, aboard Arlequin, he gained a silver in the individual competition. D'Oriola, riding Pomone B, was the gold medal World Champion in show jumping at Buenos Aires in 1966. He was also 4th at the 1953 and 1955, World Championships.[1]

Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola, with horse Virtuoso, was silver medalist at the European Show Jumping Championships in Paris, 1959.

Pierre d'Oriola's cousin, Christian d'Oriola, was also both an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, in the sport of fencing.


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