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List of Olympic medalists in polo

Polo is among those contested at the Summer Olympic Games, and was held five times between 1900 and 1936. Equine events began at the Olympics in 1900, when competitions in polo and other equestrian events (considered by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be separate sports) were held.[1][2]

Among the contestents were 87 men from nine countries. The youngest participant was 21-year-old Roberto Cavanagh from Argentina, while the oldest was 52-year-old Justo San Miguel of Spain. The top country medal winner was Great Britain with six medals. No equestrian had more than two medals, but four riders, all from Great Britain, won two medals each.[1] In 1900, at the first appearance of the sport, all medals went to "mixed teams", while in the second appearance at the 1908 Games, all medals went to British teams.[3]

1900 Paris

22x20px Denis St. George Daly (GBR)
22x20px Foxhall Parker Keene (USA)
22x20px Frank MacKey (USA)
22x20px Sir Alfred Rawlinson, 3rd Baronet (GBR)
22x20px John Beresford (GBR)

22x20px Walter Buckmaster (GBR)
22x20px Jean de Madre (GBR)
22x20px Frederick Freake (GBR)
22x20px Walter McCreery (USA)

22x20px Edouard Alphonse de Rothschild (FRA)
22x20px Frederick Agnew Gill (GBR)
22x20px Robert Fournier-Sarlovèze (FRA)
22x20px Maurice Raoul-Duval (FRA)
22x20px Eustaquio de Escandón (MEX)
22x20px Manuel de Escandón (MEX)
22x20px Pablo de Escandón (MEX)
22x20px Guillermo Hayden Wright (USA)
1904 St. Louis

not included in the Olympic program

1908 London

Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
Charles Darley Miller
George Arthur Miller
Patteson Nickalls
Herbert Haydon Wilson

Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
Walter Buckmaster
Frederick Freake
Walter Jones
John Wodehouse, 3rd Earl of Kimberley

none awarded

Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
John Hardress Lloyd
John Paul McCann
Percy O'Reilly
Auston Rotherham
1912 Stockholm

not included in the Olympic program

1920 Antwerp
Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
Teignmouth Melville
Frederick Barrett
John Wodehouse, 3rd Earl of Kimberley
Vivian Lockett
Spain Spain (ESP)
Leopoldo de La Maza
Justo de San Miguel
Álvaro de Figueroa
José de Figueroa
United States United States (USA)
Arthur Harris
Terry Allen
John Montgomery
Nelson Margetts
1924 Paris

Argentina Argentina (ARG)
Arturo Kenny
Juan Miles
Guillermo Naylor
Juan Nelson
Enrique Padilla

United States United States (USA)
Elmer Boeseke
Tommy Hitchcock, Jr.
Frederick Roe
Rodman Wanamaker

Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
Frederick Barrett
Dennis Bingham
Fred Guest
Kinnear Wise


not included in the Olympic program

1936 Berlin
Argentina Argentina (ARG)
Luis Duggan
Roberto Cavanagh
Andrés Gazzotti
Manuel Andrada
Enrique J. Alberdi
Diego Cavanagh
Juan Diego Nelson
Juan Jose Reynal
Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
Bryan Fowler
William Hinde
David Dawnay
Humphrey Guinness
Mexico Mexico (MEX)
Juan Gracia
Julio Mueller
Antonio Nava
Alberto Ramos
Alfinio Flores
Miguel Salvagoitia


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Kubatko, Justin. "Polo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/sports/POL/. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  2. Bryant, Jennifer O. (2000). Olympic Equestrian: The Sports and the Stories from Stockholm to Sydney. Canada: The Blood-Horse, Inc. pp. 24–25. ISBN 1581500440. 
  3. Kubatko, Justin. "Polo Men's Polo Medalists". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/sports/POL/mens-polo.html. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 


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