Nick Skelton

Nick Skelton

Equestrian Showjumping

  • Event Individual & team riding Big Star
  • Date of Birth 30/12/1957
  • Born Bedworth,Warwickshire


Nick Skelton helped Team GB win team jumping gold at London 2012 on his sixth Olympic appearance and was selected for Rio 2016, meaning he has competed at more Olympic Games than any other Team GB athlete. 

In Brazil, the then 58-year-old took another gold, this time in individual jumping, before announcing his retirement in April 2017.

After a serious neck injury forced him into a first retirement in 2000, Skelton returned to equestrianism in 2002 and has since received a CBE for services to the sport. 

The Warwickshire rider also broke the British record for highest fence jumped when he conquered a 7ft 7in obstacle at Olympia in 1978.

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