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Thomas Gayford

Olympic medal record

Competitor for 22x20px Canada
Gold 1968 Mexico City Team Jumping

Thomas Gayford (born November 21, 1928) is a Canadian equestrian.

He was a member of the Canadian jumping team from the late 1940s through the early 1970s, and later coached equestrian sports. [1] At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, he represented Canada. He then won a gold medal in 1959 at the Pan-America Games, and his team won many international events also. At the 1971 Olympic games, Gayford was team captain. In 1968, he won a gold medal with the Canadian team at the Olympics in Mexico City. [2]In 1972, he was three times the individual high-jumping champion at the New York International Horse Show. Gayford was chef d'équipe of the Canadian national jumping team after 1978, and designed the 1976 Montreal Olympic equestrian course.


  1. "Thomas Gayford". The Canadian Encyclopedia. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0003191. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  2. "Captain Canada wins medal on ninth try". The National Post. http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=732194. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 

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