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Pierre Jonqueres d'Oriola Obituary

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Pierre Jonqueres d'Oriola (AP Photo)
Pierre Jonqueres d'Oriola (AP Photo)
PARIS (AP) - Pierre Jonqueres d'Oriola, who won show jumping gold medals for France at the 1952 and 1964 Olympics, has died. He was 91.

The French Equestrian Federation said d'Oriola died Tuesday at his home in Corneilla-del-Vercol in the eastern Pyrenees of southern France.

At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, he took the individual gold medal riding Ali Baba. Twelve years later at the Tokyo Games, he won the gold medal again on Lutteur B.

D'Oriola's French team also took the silver medal in Tokyo and again in 1968 in Mexico. He won gold at the 1966 world championships in Argentina.

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