Michael Jung

 
Name Michael Jung
FEI ID 10005015
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31/07/1982
Competing for Germany - GER
General Interest
Nicknames Michi (horseware.com, 15 Mar 2012)
Hobbies Sports, sunbathing. (horseware.com, 15 Mar 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning two gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (olympic.org, 16 Dec 2012)
Hero / Idol His father Joachim. (horseware.com, 15 Mar 2012)
Injuries In September 2014 he broke his collarbone after falling at the 2014 CHI Donaueschingen event in Germany. (horseandhound.co.uk, 24 Sep 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I like to ride, to train with the young horses. That's the reason I'm a rider, not just to win everything and stop riding." (examiner.com, 03 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours In 2013 he was included in the Hall of Fame of the Event Rider's Association [ERA]. (cavallo.de, 18 Jun 2013) He won International Equestrian Federation's [FEI] 2012 Reem Acra Best Athlete award. (feiawards.org, 08 Nov 2012) He received the Goldene Reitabzeichen [Golden Pin] in 2003 for his achievements in dressage and jumping. (reitschule-jung.de, 2013)
Other sports He has also competed in jumping and dressage. (feiawards.org, 08 Nov 2012)
Famous relatives His father Joachim is a dressage coach. (horseandhound.co.uk, 03 Aug 2012)
Other information FRESH APPROACH He is known for his modern training methods, which focus on jumping technique to ensure the horse approaches each fence correctly and limits the chances of it refusing. He also does not jump young horses until they can fully extend their stride. (olympic.org, 16 Dec 2012) SPORT FIRST In 2012 he became the first rider to hold the Olympic, European and world titles at the same time. (bbc.co.uk, 31 Jul 2012) DOUBLE CELEBRATION He won his second gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London on his 30th birthday. (focus.de, 31 Jul 2012)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age six.
Why this sport? His father and grandfather were riders too.
Club / Team Stud Kirchberg: Germany
Name of coach Joachim Jung [father], GER; Hans Melzer [national], GER; Christopher Bartle [national], GBR