Alberto Valdés

Capt. Alberto Valdés Ramos (25 June 1919 – 14 April 2013[1] ) was an equestrian from Mexico and Olympic champion. Born in Mexico City, he won a gold medal riding his horse Chihuahua in the show jumping competition for the Mexican team along with Humberto Mariles and Rubén Uriza at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. Capt. Valdes and Chihuahua placed equal 10th on a total of 20 points in the individual competition. His teammate Col. Humberto Mariles riding Arete won the individual gold medal on a total of 6.25 points.[2]

Alberto Valdés
Medal record
Equestrian
Representing  Mexico
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1948 London Team jumping
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1951 Buenos Aires Team jumping

His son Alberto Valdés Jr. won a bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reyes, Hector (14 April 2013). "Murió el jinete Alberto Valdés Ramos". oem.com.mx. Retrieved 16 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Alberto Valdés, Sr". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ Mathieson, Amy (27 April 2013). "Farewell to… Mexican showjumper Alberto Valdés Ramos". Horse & Hound.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Alberto Valdés, Jr". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.