Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera

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Olympic medal record
Men's rugby union
Competitor for  France
Gold 1900 Paris Team competition
Men's tug of war
Silver 1900 Paris Team competition

Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera was a Haitian-born French rugby union footballer. He played as number eight, wing and centre.

He played at Olympique de Paris and Stade Français. He won as a Stade Français player the titles of French Champion, in 1897, 1898 and 1901.

Henriquez de Zubiera was the first known coloured athlete to compete in the Olympic Games,[1] and by extension, the first to become an Olympic gold medallist, as he was a member of the France squad that won the Olympic title at the first Rugby Olympic Tournament.

He also won the silver in the tug of war at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Kenneth Wiggins (ed.), African Americans in sports, Volume 1, Page 264 (Sharpe Reference:2004), ISBN 0-7656-8055-6, ISBN 978-0-7656-8055-6