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Henri Chammartin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 2
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHenri•Chammartin
Used nameHenri•Chammartin
Born30 July 1918 in Chavannes (SUI)
Died30 May 2011 in Bern (SUI)
Measurements176 cm / 71 kg
NOC Switzerland

Biography

A son of farmers, Henri Chammartin graduated from the Field-Artillery Recruit School in Thun. From 1949 until his retirement Chammartin was employed by the Swiss Federal Military Horse Training Center in Bern. Exclusively a dressage rider, Chammartin competed at five consecutive Olympics starting in 1952 and won individual gold in 1964, team silvers in 1952 and 1964 and team bronzes in 1956 and 1968. He also won a team dressage silver at the 1966 World Championships. At the European Championships in dressage, he won individual gold in 1963 and 1965, team silver in 1965, individual bronze in 1963, while riding two different horses, and team bronze in 1967.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) SUI Henri Chammartin
Individual, Open (Olympic) Wöhler 6
Team, Open (Olympic) Wöhler / Switzerland 2 Silver
1956 Equestrian Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) SUI Henri Chammartin
Individual, Open (Olympic) Wöhler 8
Team, Open (Olympic) Wöhler / Switzerland 3 Bronze
1960 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) SUI Henri Chammartin
Individual, Open (Olympic) Wolfdietrich 8
1964 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) SUI Henri Chammartin
Individual, Open (Olympic) Wörmann 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Wörmann / Switzerland 2 Silver
1968 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) SUI Henri Chammartin
Individual, Open (Olympic) Wolfdietrich 9
Team, Open (Olympic) Wolfdietrich / Switzerland 3 Bronze