BEERBAUM Ludger (1963) Germany / Equestrian
This German horseman had already won a gold medal in the team event at the 1988 Seoul games. At the Barcelona games, he won the individual title for show jumping, thanks to his strong nerves and great skills. He chose to jump the most difficult obstacles at the beginning of his course, leaving the easy obstacles until last. He also made a clear round. The man who began riding on the back of a donkey was to snatch two more Olympic titles in Atlanta in 1996 and in Sydney in 2000, where he won the Olympic show-jumping competition as part of the German team.Rich and satisfied with his success, he now intends to concentrate on running his stud farm.