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Christian Ahlmann (born December 17, 1974 in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German equestrian who competes in the sport of show jumping. He ranks first in the FEI Longines World Ranking List.[1]

Christian Ahlmann
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Personal information
Full nameChristian Ahlmann
Nationality Germany
DisciplineShow jumping
Born (1974-12-17) December 17, 1974 (age 44)
Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Internationalem PfingstTurnier Wiesbaden 2013
CSIYH Christian Ahlmann with Caribis Z at CSIYH* Wiesbaden 2015

Ahlmann won the FEI Show Jumping World Cup with Taloubet Z in 2011. In 2014, he was the CHIO Aachenwinner. He has won several medals with the German team at European Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games since 2003. Christian Ahlmann has been seen as an exceptional talent from an early age, being one of the youngest riders ever to receive the "goldenes Reitabzeichen", at age 14, and is today considered a calm, fine rider with a soft hand.

DopingEdit

During the 2008 Summer Olympics, Ahlmann's horse tested positive for the banned substance capsaicin along with the horses of three other riders, and was subsequently suspended from the Games.[2] Because of the doping charge, the German Olympic Sports Confederation sent a bill to Ahlmann for his travel and accommodation costs at the Games.[3] As a result of the doping offence, he was struck off the German 'A-Kader' list of elite riders for two years [4] and returned to the German team in 2011.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rolex Ranking n°163". 31 July 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  2. ^ Benammar, Emily (Aug 21, 2008). "Four horses expelled for doping ahead of showjumping final at Beijing Olympics". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  3. ^ Kirschbaum, Erik (August 23, 2008). "Germany's Ahlmann to be told to refund costs". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  4. ^ Parkes, Louise (September 24, 2008). "Ahlmann struck off list". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2008-10-03.

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