Margit Otto-Crépin, 1988 Olympic Individual Silver Medalist, 1989 World Cup Champion, Dies–1945-2020

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Margit Otto-Crepin, the World Cup champion in 1989, the only French rider to win the annual global championship. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

April 19, 2020

Margit Otto-Crépin, who earned individual silver medal at the 1988 and World Cup champion in 1989, died Sunday at her home in Hamburg, Germany at the age of 75.

Margit was born in Germany and went to high school in Michigan and university at the Sorbonne in Paris. She married French jumper rider Daniel Crepin and competed for France.

She was most successful on Corlandus, taking individual silver at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, individual fourth at the inaugural World Equestrian Games in 1990 and champion of the World Cup in 1989, the only French rider ever to win the annual dressage championship.

She also competed at the Olympics in 1984 at Los Angeles, 1992 in Barcelona and 1996 in Atlanta and the 1998 World Games in Rome.

At European Championships, Margit earned individual gold in 1987, individual silver at 1989, bronze in 1991 and team bronze in 1995.