Charles Marion

Charles Louis Pierre Marion (14 January 1887 – 16 November 1944) was a French horse rider who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics and in the 1932 Summer Olympics.

Olympic medal record
Men's equestrian
Representing  France
Gold medal – first place 1932 Los Angeles Team dressage
Silver medal – second place 1928 Amsterdam Individual dressage
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles Individual dressage

In 1928 he and his horse Linon won the silver medal in the individual dressage competition.

Four years later he and his horse Linon won the silver medal in the individual dressage competition again. They were also part of the French dressage team which won the gold medal in the team dressage event.

Charles Marion served as a general and a prefect for the government of Vichy France. He was tried in 1944 and sentenced to death, but while awaiting execution he was kidnapped and murdered by French partisans.[1]


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External linksEdit

  • Charles Marion's profile at databaseOlympics
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Charles Marion". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.