With a total of seven medals, horsemanship has raised the name of Mexico and they are the fifth most winning discipline
Contrary to what many would think, the competitions Equestrian are one of the Olympic disciplines that has given the most medals to Mexico. With a total of seven medals, the horse riding has raised the name of the country and they are the fifth most winning discipline.
However, for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Mexican representation was far from the medals and could not return to this sport to the times of glory, which were far behind.
It was in Moscow 1980 when the last medals in this area were had. On that occasion, Mexico he conquered three bronzes in the different sports specialties. It was first in the individual jump when Joaquín Pérez de las Heras won the medal.
The other bronze came in team jumping with Pérez de las Heras. Jesús Gómez, Gerardo Tazzer and Alberto Valdés. Finally, the last third place was in the three-day test with Manuel Mendivil, David Barcena, José Luis Pérez Soto and Fabián Vásquez.
Before that fair, there were moments of glory in London 1948. On that occasion, Humberto Mariles won gold in individual jump, while Mexico won gold in team jump with Mariles, Rubén Uriza and Alberto Valdés.
Finally, they took a bronze in the three-day team event with Mariles, Raúl Campero and Joaquín Solano.
For this edition of Tokyo 2020, Mexico He competed in three tests: individual dressage with Martha Fernanda del Valle Quirarte in the women’s field, culminating in position 51. As well as in team jumps (position 16) and in individual men’s jumps with Eugenio Garza (place 47), Enrique González ( place 44) and Patricio Pasquel (place 55).
Despite the efforts of the four Mexicans, they failed to get on the podium for these games.