Olympic Games 1956 Stockholm

16th Olympiad - Equestrian Games


Sports: 1

Events: 6

National Teams: 29

Participants: 158

Winner Medals

Olympic winner medal 1956 Stockholm        Olympic winner medal 1956 Stockholm

1st Place: Gold Medal Material: Gilt Silver
Weight 108 gr
2nd Place: Silver Medal Material: Silver
Weight 106 gr
3rd Place: Bronze Medal Material: Bronze
Weight 92 gr
Diameter: 50 mm Design by: John Sjösvärd, V. Falireas
    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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