In memoriam: Francisco Goyoaga

Francisco Goyoaga (* May 16 1920 in Madrid; † May 25 1980), by everybody called Paco,  was one of the greatest riders in the 1950’s. He became the first individual show jumping World Champion when he won the title in Paris 1953 on Quorum. He won two more individual World Championships medals; bronze in Madrid 1954 on Baden and silver in Aachen 1956 on Fahnenkönig. In 1956 he took another victory winning the Grand Prix in Aachen on Fahnenkönig. Francisco Goyoaga participated in three Olympic Games. In Stockholm 1956 with a 15th place, in Rome 1960 and in Tokyo 1964.

Francisco Goyoaga on Fahnenkönig at the Olympics in Stockholm 1956

Francisco Goyoaga on Fahnenkönig at the Olympics in Stockholm 1956

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