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Raimondo D'Inzeo

Medal record
Competitor for 22x20px Italy
Olympic Games
Silver 1956 Stockholm Individual jumping
Silver 1956 Stockholm Team jumping
Gold 1960 Rome Individual jumping
Bronze 1960 Rome Team jumping
Bronze 1964 Tokyo Team jumping
Bronze 1972 Munich Team jumping
World Championships
Silver 1955 Aachen Individual jumping
Gold 1956 Aachen Individual jumping
Gold 1960 Venice Individual jumping
Bronze 1966 Buenos Aires Individual jumping

Major Raimondo D'Inzeo (born 2 February 1925 in Poggio Mirteto) was a successful Italian show jumping rider from the late 1940s until the late 1970s.

He was Olympic champion and double World Champion. Together with his elder brother Piero D'Inzeo, they were the first athletes, to compete in eight Olympic games, namely consistently from 1948-1976. Their point of glory was achieved in the Olympic Games in 1960, in Rome, when Raimondo won the gold medal and Piero won the silver medal in the Olympic show jumping final, the Grand Prix.

As an officer in the Italian cavalry he always wore a uniform when competing in tournaments .

The irritant and aggressive temperament of Raimondo, Piero was more technical and more calculating.


Major achievements

  • Olympic Games
    • 1956 Stockholm: Silver medal team and individual silver medal on Merano
    • 1960 Rome: Bronze medal team and individual gold medal on Posillipo
    • 1964 Tokyo: Bronze medal team on Posillipo
    • 1972 Munich: Bronze medal team on Fiorello II
  • World Championships
    • 1955 Aachen: Individual silver medal on Merano
    • 1956 Aachen: Individual gold medal on Merano
    • 1960 Venice: Individual gold medal on Gowran Girl
    • 1966 Buenos Aires: Individual bronze medal on Bowjak
  • International Grand Prix wins
    • 1956 Rome on Merano
    • 1957 Rome on Merano
    • 1963 Aachen[1] on Posilipo
    • 1968 Amsterdam[2] on Bellevue
    • 1969 Dublin[3] on Bellevue
    • 1971 Rome on Fiorello
    • 1974 Rome on Gone Away
    • 1975 Dublin on Bellevue

See also

  • List of athletes with the most appearances at Olympic Games


  • d'Inzeo, Raimondo; Aloisio, Henny; Hess, Gretel: Mein Leben mit Pferden ISBN B0000BJTF9

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