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Christian Zimmermann

Christian Zimmermann

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Germany
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1961
  • Age: 60
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is a Palestinian Olympic dressage rider. He represented Palestine at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy where he finished 68th in the individual dressage competition with Cinco de Mayo.[2] By doing so, he became the first Palestinian to compete at the World Equestrian Games.

He obtained dual citizenship in 2011, when he became a naturalized citizen of the State of Palestine. He switched his national allegiance from Germany to Palestine in 2013, becoming one of only six Palestinian equestrians registered with the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.



Achievements and Awards

Zimmermann competed at the 2016 Olympics with his Dutch Warmblood gelding Aramis, he finished 57th in the Grand Prix qualifier and did not advance to the further rounds.


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