Olympic Games 1956 Stockholm

16th Olympiad - Equestrian Games

SWEDEN

Sports: 1            National Teams: 29

Winner Medals


Olympic winner medal 1956 Stockholm        Olympic winner medal 1956 Stockholm


GENERAL DATA OLYMPIC WINNER MEDAL 1956 EQUESTRIAN GAMES STOCKHOLM
Diameter: 50 mm Design by: John Sjösvärd, V. Falireas
Weight: 108 gr (Gold Medal) Mint: Lagerströms Fabriks
Thickness: 6 mm Ribbon: None
Obverse: Silhouette of a Greek horseman, emblem of the Games, around which is written in Swedish: "XVIth Olympiad Equestrian Games, Stockholm - 1956"
Reverse: Torch above the five rings with the inscription in French "Olympic Games" an the I.O.C. motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius".
Numbers of Medals: Gold:     12                    Silver:   12                        Bronze:   12


1956 stockholm

The Gold Medal winner of the Olympic Prize Jumping
competition was the Frenchman J. Cariou on Mignon.
King Gustaf V is here presenting him the Medal. 



The Equestrian Olympic Medal was completed in April 1956. The one side of the Medal shows a relief composed by John Sjosvard. The other side of the Medal has been designed by the Interntional Olympic Committee and will henceforth have the same shape for all Olympic events. At the bottom of the Medal are read the words "Citius Altius Fortius", the Olympic motto, which means "Faster Higher Stronger". 

Source: Official Report, page 16 VI

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