Gustav Fischer (equestrian)

Gustav Fischer ( born November 8, 1915 in Meisterschwanden; † 22 November 1990) was a Swiss dressage rider, who from 1952 to 1968 won silver and two bronze medals at five Olympic starts three. After athlete Paul Martin in the 1920s and 1930s, Fischer and his team-mate Henri Chammartin were the second and third Swiss, who participated in five Olympic Games.


At the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki Fischer rode Soliman. The two occupied in individual competition in eighth place; together with Henri Cham Martin and Gottfried Trachsel he won the silver medal behind the Swedish team and in front of the team from the Federal Republic of Germany. Four years later at the Olympic Equestrian Games in Stockholm reached Fischer on Vasello in the individual ranking tenth place, along with Cham Martin Trachsel and he won the bronze medal behind the Swedish hosts and the German team.

At the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960 no team competition was held. Fischer went to the forest and received the silver medal behind Sergei Filatov from the Soviet Union, and Josef Neckermann from the Federal Republic of Germany. 1964 won in Tokyo Chammartin in the individual standings with one point ahead of the German Harry Boldt; 17 points behind, the battle for the bronze medal decided as scarce, Sergei Filatov was one point ahead of Gustav Fischer, who on forest had 56 points clear of fifth-placed Neckermann. In the team competition, the three German riders in the lead ahead of the Swiss team with Chammartin, fishermen and young Marianne Gossweiler.

In 1965, the first official European Championships took place in Copenhagen. As in Tokyo won the German team before the Swiss, both teams competed in the same occupation like in the Olympics in 1964. Also in the first World Cup in Bern in 1966, there was a duel between Swiss and Germans. After Neckermann, Boldt and Reiner Klimke had won the singles competition all three medals they won in the team standings before Chammartin, fishermen and Gossweiler. Fishermen missing in the Swiss team, with Chammartin, Gossweiler and Hansrüdi Thomi won the bronze medal at the European Championships in 1967. But at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City were again Chammartin, Gossweiler and Fischer, the Swiss team. Behind the German and the Soviet team won the Swiss bronze; in the individual standings were fishermen and forest again seventh.