Matthew Williams

Growing up in rural Victoria, Matthew Williams began riding horses when he was three. In 2003 he won the Australian Junior Jumping title and was also named the Junior Rider of the Year. The following year he was named the Young Rider of the Year for jumping and then moved to England to further his equestrian career. He also spent time in Belgium and Switzerland before moving to Florida, USA.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Williams competed in the individual and team jumping events, with Leconte 6 placing 21st and seventh respectively. Four years later in London, riding Watch me VD Mangelaar, Williams competed at his second Olympics where his best result was 10th as part of the team event. At his third Games in Rio, he finished 28th overall in the individual event and 13th in the team event.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Individual - Open
1st Qualifier 8.00 pen; 53rd 8 Q 53
2nd Qualifier 8.00 pen; 30th 8 Q 30
3rd Qualifier 14.00 pen; 36th 6 Q 36
Final Round A 8.00 pen; 28th 8 28
Final Placing 28 / 75
Team - Open
Qualifier 14.00 pen; 13th; WILLIAMS, M - 0.00; KEACH, S - EL (NS); TOPS-ALEXANDER, E - 5.00; PATERSON- ROBINSON, J - 9.00 14 13
Qualifier for Round 1 12.00 pen; 12th; WILLIAMS, M - 8.00; KEACH, S- 4.00; TOPS-ALEXANDER, E - 0.00; PATERSON- ROBINSON, J - 8.00 (NS)
Final Placing 13 / 15

2012 London

Individual - Open
1st Qualifier 42.00 pen; 72nd 42 72
Final Placing 72 / 75
Team - Open
Round 1 12.00 pen; 10th; WILLIAMS, M - 12.00 (NS); HARGREAVES, J - 8.00; TOPS-ALEXANDER, E - 0.00; PATERSON-ROBINSON, J - 4.00 12 10
Qualifier for Round 1 4.00 pen; 10th; WILLIAMS, M - 12.00 (NS); HARGREAVES, J - 0.00; TOPS-ALEXANDER, E - 0.00; PATERSON-ROBINSON, J - 4.00 4 Q 10
Final Placing 10 / 15

2008 Beijing

Individual - Open
Qualification - 1st Qualifier 4 30th
Qualification - 2nd Qualifier 4 (+4) 16th
Qualification - 3rd Qualifier 17 (+8) 36th
Final - Round A 4 11th
Final - Round B 24 21st
Final Placing 21 / 77
Team - Open
Round 01 20 7th
Qualification - 1st Qualifier 9 8th
Round 02 41 7th
Final Placing 7 / 16