Triple Olympic champion Richard Meade dies aged 76

09 January 2015 / 11:24

Three-time Olympic eventing gold medallist Richard Meade OBE has passed away aged 76.

Meade had been receiving treatment since being diagnosed with cancer in October.

He had a spectacular riding record having won team eventing gold in Mexico 1968 before repeating the feat in Munich four years later – also adding individual gold to his collection.

As well as Olympic success, Meade was also a two-time team eventing world champion, with victories coming in 1970 and 1982, as well as silver in 1974.

Meade is also among an elite group of riders to claim victory at four-star events Badminton and Burghley – winning the former twice in both 1970 and 1982.

In 1972 the Chepstow-born rider was named as BBC Wales’ Sports Personality of the Year and two years later was appointed an OBE for services to sport.

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