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John Russell (equestrian)

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John Russell
Personal information
Full nameJohn William Russell
BornFebruary 2, 1920 (1920-02-02)
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedSeptember 30, 2020(2020-09-30) (aged 100)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Helsinki Team jumping

Colonel John William Russell (February 2, 1920 – September 30, 2020) was an American equestrian. He won a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He helped organize two World Modern Pentathlon Championships. He retired and opened the Russell Equestrian Center and was added into the United States Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 2001.[1]

Russell died on September 30, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 100.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (July 2016). "John Russell Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  2. Olympedia: John Russell