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Bruce Davidson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBruce Oram•Davidson
Used nameBruce•Davidson
Born31 December 1949 in Newburgh, New York (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 66 kg
NOC United States

Biography

Bruce Davidson, who attended Iowa State with a goal of becoming a veterinarian, was one of the great American eventers. He won four Olympic medals in team eventing, silver in 1972 and 1996, and gold in 1976 and 1984. At the 1974 World Championships, he became the first American rider to win an individual title, and he also won a gold medal in the team event. He repeated his individual victory at the 1978 Worlds, and over a 24-year span, won three golds and three bronzes at the Worlds. At the Pan-American Games in 1975 he was a member of the winning team and took the silver medal in the individual event, and he returned 20 years later to win the individual gold medal at the 1995 Pan-Ams. He is one of only two Americans to have won the Badminton Horse Trials. He also has a record six wins in the prestigious Rolex Kentucky Three-Day. Davidson competed at the highest international level for over 25 years. He later became a breeder of thoroughbreds.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) USA Bruce Davidson
Individual, Open (Olympic) Plain Sailing 8
Team, Open (Olympic) Plain Sailing / United States 2 Silver
1976 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) USA Bruce Davidson
Individual, Open (Olympic) Irish-Cap 10
Team, Open (Olympic) Irish-Cap / United States 1 Gold
1984 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) USA Bruce Davidson
Individual, Open (Olympic) J. J. Babu 13
Team, Open (Olympic) J. J. Babu / United States 1 Gold
1988 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) USA Bruce Davidson
Individual, Open (Olympic) Dr. Peaches 18
Team, Open (Olympic) Dr. Peaches / United States AC
1996 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) USA Bruce Davidson
Team, Open (Olympic) Heyday / United States 2 Silver

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