John Winnett

John Winfield Winnett Jr. (December 22, 1928 in Los Angeles, California – October 5, 2007 in Wellington, Florida ) was an American equestrian who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1]

John Winnett
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1975 Mexico City Team dressage
Silver medal – second place 1975 Mexico City Individual dressage


Winnett competed as a member of the United States Equestrian Dressage team in the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany and as a reserve rider in the 1976 Olympics held in Montreal, Canada. In 1980 Winnett qualified for the U.S. Olympic team but did not compete due to the Olympic Committee's boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia. He was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal instead.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "John Winnett". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  2. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.

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