Kevin Bacon (equestrian) is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Kevin was best known as a Australian Olympic equestrian (1964).
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Kevin Bacon
Personal information
Full nameKevin Ashley Bacon
NationalityAustralian
Born (1932-03-20) 20 March 1932 (age 87)
Dungog, New South Wales, Australia
Sport
CountryAustralia
SportEquestrianism
Event(s)Show jumping
Kevin Ashley Bacon (born 20 March 1932 in Dungog, New South Wales) is a former Australian equestrian. He represented Australia at three Olympic Games.
At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, he placed 30th in the individual show jumping event on his horse Ocean Foam. When he teamed up with Thomas Fahey and Bridget MacIntyre he achieved his best result in his Olympic career when they finished seventh in the team show jumping event.
At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, he placed 18th in the individual show jumping event on his horse Chichester. When he teamed up with John Fahey and Sam Campbell they placed ninth in the team show jumping event.
At the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he placed 37th in the individual show jumping event on his horse Chichester. When he teamed up with Guy Creighton and Barry Roycroft they placed equal ninth in the team show jumping event.
On 2 November 2000, Bacon was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his equestrian achievements.
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