Humberto Mariles

Humberto Mariles Cortés (June 13, 1913 – December 7, 1972) was a Mexican equestrian who competed at the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics. He won both individual and team show jumping events in 1948, and placed sixth-ninth in 1956. In 1952 he finished 12th in the individual three-day eventing and won a bronze medal with the team.[1]

Humberto Mariles
Humberto Mariles 1956.jpg
Mariles in 1956
Personal information
BornJune 13, 1913
Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico
DiedDecember 7, 1972 (aged 59)
Paris, France
Event(s)1936 Berlin, Germany Olympics Mariles Team represented Mexico

At the Pan American Games Mariles won a team gold medal in show jumping in 1955. In 1964 he shot a driver who forced his car off the road. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison, but was released by presidential pardon after five years. In 1972 he was arrested in Paris for drug smuggling, and died in prison before the trial.[2][3]


  1. ^ Humberto Mariles.
  2. ^ Bryant, Jennifer O. (2008) Olympic Equestrian, A Century of International Horse Sport. Lexington, KY: Blood-Horse Publications
  3. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2012). The Book of Olympic Lists. London: Aurum Press Ltd. pp. 230. ISBN 9781845137731.

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