Italian equestrian champ, Olympic gold medalist
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS November 17, 2013 8:14PM
FILE - In this March 1957 file photo, Italy's Raimondo D'Inzeo poses with his just-received horse, Zotty 2, a 3-year-old mare, in Kleinhaeuslingen, Germany. The horse was a gift of the Lower Saxonian Riding Association to the world champion, who had lost his horse Zotty in a spill at a riding tournament earlier in the year. D'Inzeo, an equestrian rider who won an Olympic gold medal in 1960 and competed in eight consecutive games, has died. He was 88. The Italian Olympic Committee said D'Inzeo died at his home in Rome late Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/File) ORG XMIT: NY167
Updated: December 19, 2013 6:29AM
ROME — Raimondo D’Inzeo, an Italian equestrian rider who won an Olympic gold medal in 1960 and competed in eight consecutive games, has died. He was 88.
The Italian Olympic Committee said Mr. D’Inzeo died at his home in Rome late Friday.
No cause of death was given.
Mr. D’Inzeo became a national star when he won with his horse Posillipo at his home games in Rome in 1960. Along with brother Pietro, he competed in each Summer Games from London in 1948 to Montreal in 1976.
He also won two silver medals and three bronzes.