Earl THOMSON

Canada CAN

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    3 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Los Angeles 1932
  • Year of Birth
    1895
Olympic Results

Biography

Earl THOMSON

Earl Thomson’s record of five Olympic medals is matched only by Michael Plumb among American Olympic equestrians. Originally a member of the 8th Cavalry polo team alongside Harry Chamberlin, Chamberlin acted as a mentor to Thompson and brought him into the US equestrian team. Thomson also holds the record of being the oldest American to win an Olympic equestrian gold medal. Thomson was a West Point graduate who served as chief of staff for the 10th Mountain Division during World War II. After the war, he served in Europe for several years before retiring in 1954 as a full colonel.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1948

#8
Dressage, Individual
Dressage, Individual Equestrian Dressage
S
Dressage, Team
Dressage, Team Equestrian Dressage
#21
Three-Day Event, Individual
Three-Day Event, Individual Equestrian Eventing
G
Three-Day Event, Team
Three-Day Event, Team Equestrian Eventing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Berlin 1936

S
Three-Day Event, Individual
Three-Day Event, Individual Equestrian Eventing
#DNF
Three-Day Event, Team
Three-Day Event, Team Equestrian Eventing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1932

S
Three-Day Event, Individual
Three-Day Event, Individual Equestrian Eventing
G
Three-Day Event, Team
Three-Day Event, Team Equestrian Eventing

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