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Olympic champ Skelton claims impressive win in Birmingham

Olympic champion Nick Skelton underlined his class with an impressive – and dominant – victory at the Horse of the Year show in Birmingham.

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Skelton sits out Europeans as all roads lead to Rio

Nick Skelton will miss next month's show jumping European Championships after the veteran decided to focus his competitions in the build-up to t...

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Skelton wants Global Champions Tour in UK every year

Olympic gold-medal winning showjumper Nick Skelton wants to see the Longines Global Champions Tour in London every year as it arrives in the UK ...

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Charles edges out Skelton to take third

Peter Charles and Nick Skelton, two members of Great Britain's London 2012 gold medal-winning showjumping team, finished third and fourth respec...

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Double joy for Maher

Olympic gold medallist Ben Maher warmed up for Saturday's Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier with a blistering performance at the London Internationa...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Beijing 2008
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Athens 2004
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Sydney 2000
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Atlanta 1996
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

www.nickskelton.com

Nick Skelton joined fellow equestrian rider Mary King and archer Alison Williamson in making his sixth Olympic appearance for Britain at London 2012.

However unlike King and Williamson, who have competed at every single Games since Barcelona 1992, Skelton missed Sydney 2000 and made his debut at Seoul 1988; also competing at the Alternate Olympic Games in 1980, where he won team silver. He suffered a serious neck injury in September 2000 that forced him to retire on the advice of leading neuro-surgeons.

However Skelton was to make a full recovery and returned to the sport in 2002; he was awarded an OBE for his services to equestrian sport in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year.

A multiple world and European medallist Skelton won the World Cup final with Dollar Girl in 1995 and holds the British record for jumping the highest fence – 7ft 7ins at Olympia in 1978.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Skelton won gold in Team Jumping with partners Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles.