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Olympic credentials for Akiko Yamazaki used during the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Olympic credentials for Akiko Yamazaki used during the 2008 Beijing Olympics

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Olympic credentials for horse owner, Akiko Yamazaki used during the 2008 Beijing Olympics is a yellow laminated card with a color photo of Yamazaki in the upper right corner. There is a yellow lanyard with the Beijing Olympics logo throughout attached to the card at the top by two metal hooks. There are three Olympic pins attached to the lanyard and include: Team USA, Peking 2008 and a white flag with a blue cross. Ravel is considered to be the most successful dressage horse in American History. His owner, Aikiko Yamazaki teamed Ravel up with rider Steffen Peters and they went on to a World Cup Final title, they swept the CHIO Aachen, won the only individual World Equestrian Games (WEG) dressage medals for the United States and have come closer to an individual Olympic dressage medal at the 2008 Beijing Games than any American team since 1932, placing fourth. Ravel retired from competition in 2013 and lives with Yamazaki at her Four Winds Farms.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
olympic credentials
date made
2008
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
ribbon (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 in; 63.5 cm x 11.43 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
2017.0021.03
accession number
2017.0021
catalog number
2017.0021.03
subject
equestrian
Olympics
Amateur
Women
Asian
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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