Michael JUNG

Germany GER

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 2012
  • Year of Birth
    1982
Olympic Results

Biography

Michael JUNG

Michael Jung is the leading eventing athlete of his generation. Riding his faithful mount La Biosthetique Sam, he successfully defended his Olympic individual eventing title at Rio 2016, where he also pocketed team silver with Germany, having helped them win gold in London four years earlier. Jung is also a three-time world champion and the winner of six European titles.

A family of champions

Jung was destined to make his name in equestrianism: both his father and grandfather were well-known riders. Under his father’s watchful eye, Jung climbed into the saddle for the first time when he was six, and went on to win the Young Rider European Championship in 2003.

Partnered by his faithful companion Sam – a German-bred bay gelding born in 2000 – Jung became the first German rider to win the FEI World Cup Eventing final, in Strzegom (POL) in 2009, the first time the competition had been held in eastern Europe. He went on that year to win the Luhmühlen CCI4* on home turf and an individual eventing bronze at the European Championships in Fontainebleau.

A world and European champion

Jung and Sam then took individual gold at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington (USA). Third at the CIC3* event that doubled up as a selection trial for London 2012 the following year, the pair then combined to lead a German clean sweep of the individual medals at the European Championships in Luhmühlen (GER), where the home nation also took the team title.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

G
Three-Day Event, Individual
Three-Day Event, Individual Equestrianism
S
Three-Day Event, Team
Three-Day Event, Team Equestrianism
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 2012

G
Three-Day Event, Individual
Three-Day Event, Individual Equestrianism
G
Three-Day Event, Team
Three-Day Event, Team Equestrianism