Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePierre•Jonquères d'Oriola
Used namePierre•Jonquères d'Oriola
Born1 February 1920 in Corneilla-del-Vercol, Pyrénées-Orientales (FRA)
Died19 July 2011 in Corneilla-del-Vercol, Pyrénées-Orientales (FRA)
Measurements173 cm / 70 kg
NOC France

Biography

Pierre Jonquères d’Oriola is the most titled champion ever in show jumping. He won two individual gold medals in that event, the first in 1952 at Helsinki and the second twelve years later in 1964 at Tokyo. Jonquères d’Oriola did compete in 1956 and 1960 but with less success. In 1966 he also won the World Championships in individual show jumping, making him one of three men (the others being Hans Günter Winkler [GER] and Raimondo D’Inzeo [ITA]) to have won three individual world or Olympic titles in that discipline. Jonquères d’Oriola also won Olympic silver in 1964 and 1968 as a member of the French team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) FRA Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola
Individual, Men (Olympic) Ali Baba 1 Gold
Team, Men (Olympic) Ali Baba / France 5
1956 Equestrian Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) FRA Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola
Individual, Open (Olympic) Voulette 6
Team, Open (Olympic) Voulette / France 8
1960 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) FRA Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola
Individual, Open (Olympic) Eclair au Chocolat 18
Team, Open (Olympic) Eclair au Chocolat / France 5
1964 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) FRA Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola
Individual, Open (Olympic) Lutteur 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Lutteur / France 2 Silver
1968 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) FRA Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola
Individual, Open (Olympic) Nagir 17
Team, Open (Olympic) Nagir / France 2 Silver

Olympic family relations