"It's the second time to win with Sam and that makes it even more special, I couldn’t be more proud of him"
Michael Jung (GER), Olympic champion

Eventing @Rio2016 was a brilliant display of the intensity, courage and connection (#TwoHearts…) you’d expect to see in a sport which is the most comprehensive test of horse and rider requiring total trust, stamina and versatility.

Michael Jung confirmed his supremacy as one of the most successful athletes in the history of this super-tough sport by adding a second Olympic title to his World, European and four star titles… and he did it with his 2012 Olympic mount – Sam.

Key stats @Rio2016 Eventing

65 horses and riders





24 nations // Olympic Eventing début for Zimbabwe

13 nations in the team competition

3 distinct phases: dressage, cross country, jumping

The cross country course:

2 in a row: defending champions
Michael Jung and Sam retain the individual title

2nd Olympic team title for France in Eventing

1912-2016: MEDAL TALLY

Most Olympic gold medals per nation in Eventing: Germany


(4 individual + 4 team)
3 individuals share the top spot for most individual Olympic gold medals in Eventing
Michael Jung (2012, 2016) Mark Todd (1984, 1988) Charles Pahud de Mortanges (1928, 1932)

Individual medal podium

Michael Jung (GER) & Sam
Nicolas Astier (FRA) & Piaf de B’Neville
Philip Dutton (USA) & Mighty Nice

Team medal podium