Adolphe Jauréguy

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Olympic medal record
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Silver 1924 Paris Team

Adolphe Jauréguy (18 February 1898 – 4 September 1977) was a French rugby union player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Ostabat-Asme and died in Toulouse.

In 1924 he won the silver medal as member of the French team.

During the Olympic rugby union final between France and the United States at Colombes Stadium, French fans booed and hissed the American team for the remainder of the game after star player Jauréguy was flattened by a hard tackle two minutes after the opening whistle, leaving him unconscious with blood pouring down his face and having to be carried off the field on a stretcher. In the second half, French fans threw bottles and rocks onto the field and at American players and officials, wild brawls broke out in the stands, U.S. reserve Gideon Nelson was knocked out after being hit in the face by a walking stick, and at the final whistle, the French team, aided by the police, did their best to protect the Americans after French fans invaded the pitch. At the medal ceremony, The Star Spangled Banner was drowned out by the booing and hissing of French fans, and the American team had to be escorted to their locker room under police protection.

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