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Oscar Cristi Gallo
(June 29, 1916 – March 25, 1965) was a Chilean police officer and a successful show jumping
Show jumping, also known as "stadium jumping," "open jumping," or "jumpers," is a member of a family of English riding equestrian events that also includes dressage, eventing, hunters, and equitation. Jumping classes commonly are seen at horse shows throughout the world, including the Olympics...
rider from the late 1940s until the late 1960s.
In 1952 he won both individual and team Olympic
The Equestrian Events at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics included Dressage, Eventing, and Show Jumping. All three disciplines had both individual and team competitions. The competitions were held from July 28, 1952 to August 3, 1952.-Medal summary:...
silver medals. He was the first Chilean athlete to win two Olympic medals. The Chilean team jumping in 1952 was Oscar Cristi on Bambi
, César Mendoza
General César Leonidas Mendoza Durán was a member of the Government Junta which ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, representing the country-wide police force, the Carabineros de Chile....
and Ricardo Echeverría on Lindo Peal
On March 25, 1965 he had a fatal car accident as he was about to retire from the post of Deputy Director-General of the Carabineros
thumb|250px|Carabineros de Chile, patrolling a street in [[Santiago, Chile|Santiago]]The Carabiniers of Chile, are the uniformed Chilean national police force and gendarmerie, created on April 27, 1927. Their mission is to maintain order and create public respect for the laws of the country...
. In 1992 the riding school in Santiago
Santiago , also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile, and the center of its largest conurbation . It is located in the country's central valley, at an elevation of above mean sea level...
operated by the Carabineros was renamed in his honor.