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Anky van Grunsven

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 5
Bronze 1
Total 9
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameTheodora Elisabeth Gerarda "Anky"•van Grunsven
Used nameAnky•van Grunsven
Born2 January 1968 in Erp (NED)
Measurements172 cm / 56 kg
AffiliationsDressuurstal Van Grunsven
NOC Netherlands

Biography

Anky van Grunsven is the all-time leader among equestrian Olympians with nine (9) medals, and she is the only rider to win an individual event three times in a row, doing so in the individual dressage, which she won in 2000 (on Bonfire), 2004 and 2008 (on Salinero). In addition, she placed second in that event in 1996, and has won four silver team medals (in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2008) and one team bronze. Van Grunsven has also excelled in other competitions, winning the individual gold in the World Equestrian Games of 1994 and 2006, and winning the dressage World Cup eight times (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) NED Anky van Grunsven
Individual, Open (Olympic) Prisco 36
Team, Open (Olympic) Prisco / Netherlands 5
1992 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) NED Anky van Grunsven
Individual, Open (Olympic) Bonfire 4
Team, Open (Olympic) Bonfire / Netherlands 2 Silver
1996 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) NED Anky van Grunsven
Individual, Open (Olympic) Bonfire 2 Silver
Team, Open (Olympic) Bonfire / Netherlands 2 Silver
2000 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) NED Anky van Grunsven
Individual, Open (Olympic) Bonfire 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Bonfire / Netherlands 2 Silver
2004 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) NED Anky van Grunsven
Individual, Open (Olympic) Salinero 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Salinero / Netherlands 4
2008 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) NED Anky van Grunsven
Individual, Open (Olympic) Salinero 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Salinero / Netherlands 2 Silver
2012 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) NED Anky van Grunsven
Individual, Open (Olympic) Salinero 6
Team, Open (Olympic) Salinero / Netherlands 3 Bronze

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2000 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony NED Anky van Grunsven

Special Notes