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Isabell Werth

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 7
Silver 5
Bronze 0
Total 12
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameIsabelle Regina•Werth
Used nameIsabell•Werth
Nick/petnamesThe Dressage Queen
Born21 July 1969 in Sevelen, Issum, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements169 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsRFV "Graf von Schmettow", Rheinberg (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

One of the most successful equestrian dressage riders in history, Isabell Werth has won 12 Olympic medals through 2021. With the dominant German team, she won six team gold medals (1992-2000, 2008, 2016, 2020), as well as the 1996 individual title. The remaining medals, all silver, were won in individual dressage (1992, 2000, 2008, 2016, 2020). As of 2021, Werth is also a nine-time world champion (5x team, 1x individual, 3x GP Special) and an 11-time European Champion (11x team, 2x individual, 2x GP Freestyle, 5x GP Special). She won many medals with her horse Gigolo, which she rode between 1992 and 2000, while her 2008 Olympic medals were won with Satchmo and her 2016 ones with Weihegold Old.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) GER Isabell Werth
Individual, Open (Olympic) Gigolo 2 Silver
Team, Open (Olympic) Gigolo / Germany 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) GER Isabell Werth
Individual, Open (Olympic) Gigolo 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Gigolo / Germany 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) GER Isabell Werth
Individual, Open (Olympic) Gigolo 2 Silver
Team, Open (Olympic) Gigolo / Germany 1 Gold
2008 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) GER Isabell Werth
Individual, Open (Olympic) Satchmo 2 Silver
Team, Open (Olympic) Satchmo / Germany 1 Gold
2016 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) GER Isabell Werth
Individual, Open (Olympic) Weihegold Old 2 Silver
Team, Open (Olympic) Weihegold Old / Germany 1 Gold
2020 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) GER Isabell Werth
Individual, Open (Olympic) 2 Silver
Team, Open (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold