Feb 5, 2013

64th Anniversary of Alberto Larraguibel's Record Setting Puissance Jump

64th Anniversary of Alberto Larraguibel's Record Setting Puissance Jump

Colonel Alberto Larraguibel Morales (May 30, 1919 - April 12, 1995) was a Chilean Army officer born in Angol, Chile. He remains as the record holder for Puissance (high-jump) on Horseback, one of the longest-running unbroken sport records in history -- 64 years as of 2013.

Captain Larraguibel broke the record for the "high-jump" at 2.47 metres (8.1 ft), riding Huaso ex-"Faithful", at the Official International Event at ViƱa del Mar, Chile on February 5, 1949. The Committee of Records[who?] ratified this record on May 28, 1949 and stated that a height of at least 2.49 metres (8.2 ft) must be cleared to beat it.

Larraguibel died in Santiago, Chile at the age of 75.
[Wikipedia.org]