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French Olympic rider Guyon dies

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Sat, 23 Dec 2017
AFP


Paris: French rider Jean-Jacques Guyon, who won eventing gold at the 1968 Mexico Olympics, has died at the age of 84, his family announced on Friday.

Guyon, who also won European team eventing bronze in 1967, competed in Mexico as an army officer attached to the military riding academy Cadre Noir in Saumur in western France.

His daughter Cecile Molinas-Guyon said her father, one of only two Frenchmen to win Olympic eventing gold, had passed away on Wednesday.

In Mexico he rode Pitou to deny British rider Derek Allhusen with United States' Michael Page taking the bronze medal.






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