Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping Individual – MEX Tazzer & CAN Millar & FRA Durand

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Chris Schenkel brings us the coverage of the 2nd round in the equestrian show jumping individual competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..which leads off with Mexico’s Gerardo Tazzer on Magod….followed by CAN Ian Millar on Big Ben….and ends with France’s Pierre Durand on Jappeloup.  Horse show jumping is truly a beautiful sport….and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping Individual – Jump Off For Gold – USA Conrad Homfeld & USA Joe Fargis

DOG ASIDE: The equestrian show jumping solo competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was one of the closest competitions in Olympic history…..as three contestants participated in a jump-off for the bronze medal….with Swiss Heidi Robbiani winning bronze…..plus another jump-off for the gold and silver medals in the solo competition between two Americans…..Conrad Homfeld on…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jump – ITA Bruno Scolari

DOG COMMENTARY: I could not find any reference information on Italy’s Bruno Scolari….the 1984 Olympics equestrian competitor…..so, the man bringing the show jumping competition for ABC sports was one of Bone Daddy’s long-time favorite sportscasters….Chris Schenkel….who over the course of five decades called play-by-play for numerous sports on television and radio….becoming known for his smooth delivery…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Indv Jumping – FRA Frederic Cottier

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Frédéric Cottier (born 5 February 1954) is a French equestrian born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France….who competed for France in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics equestrian solo and team competition…..who won a bronze medal in equestrian show jumping at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping – 3 Horse Jump-Off For Bronze

DOG ASIDE: The equestrian show jumping solo competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was so competitive that there had to be a jump-off for the gold and silver medals between USA Conrad Homfeld and USA Joe Fargis…..plus there had to be a three horse jump-off for the bronze medal between SUI Heidi Robbiani, CAN…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Womens Platform – USA Michelle Mitchell – Dive 7 Round

DOG ASIDE: Michele Anne Mitchell (born January 10, 1962 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a former diver from the United States….who is a two-time Olympic medalist on the 10-meter platform….having won silver in the 1984 Los Angeles Games and 1988 Seoul Games.  She was inducted into the University of Arizona Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988….and the International Swimming Hall…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Womens Platform Prelims – Dive 7 Round

DOG ASIDE: In this the 7th round of the women’s platform diving preliminary competition….we get to see USA Wendy Wyland lead off with her back 2 1/2 somersault in a pike position dive with a degree of difficulty of 2.8…..followed by Zhou Jihong of China….who performs a inward 2 1/2 somersault in a tuck position….for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Finals – 11th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: Entering the 11th round dive of the men’s 3 m springboard diving competition finals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….where Greg Louganis literally had an insurmountable lead on his competition….leaving the fight in the final dive for the silver and bronze medal between USA Ron Merriot and the Chinese pair of Tan Liangde…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Prelims – Dive 10 Round

DOG ASIDE: Although this is another video that sounds like it was recorded under water…..the men’s springboard diving competition preliminaries 9th dive at the ’84 Olympics in Los Angeles…..provides a round of delightful dives to watch being performed….1st by KUW Abdulla Abuqrais with a 2 1/2 tuck…..followed by USA Greg Louganis….who does a reverse 3…