Jozeph Johannes Gerardus Marinus ("Jos") Lansink
(born March 19, 1961 in Weerselo
) is an equestrian
from The Netherlands
, but currently representing Belgium
, who competes in the sport of show jumping
He has competed in six Olympic games, four for the Netherlands and two for Belgium. He first rode in the 1988 Seoul Olympics
, tying for 7th individually and taking 5th with his team. In 1992 at the Barcelona Olympics
he did not place individually, but the Dutch team won the gold. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
he tied for 11th individually and the Dutch team took 7th. In 2000 in Sydney
he tied for 20th place while riding for the Netherlands for the last time, and his team took 7th. In 2004 he began riding for Belgium at the 2004 Athens Olympics
. He did not place in the individual competition, but the Belgian team took home 6th. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics
he tied for 10th individually, and did not ride in the team competition.
Lansink began riding at the age of three. He began to rise to international prominence in 1988 on Felix, winning a few grand prix
competitions before taking part in the 1988 Olympic Games. In 1994 he won the World Cup Final on Libero, and on Caridor he took home a team bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships, finishing 6th individually. In 2004 he began his own stable. In 2006, riding the stallion
Cumano, he took home the world......