Juan Nelson

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Olympic medal record
Men's polo
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1936 Berlin Team competition

Juan "Jack" Diego Nelson y Duggan (May 26, 1891 – August 7, 1985 in Buenos Aires, Argentina)[1] was an olympic Argentinian polo player during the first half of the 20th century. He is listed in the Argentinian polo team roster for the 1924 Summer Olympics which won the gold medal that year. In the 1936 Summer Olympics, although he was once again part of the team Nelson is not listed as a medallist; he was the 'non-playing captain' of the team.[2] Nevertheless, it is sometimes implied that Nelson was the first Argentinian to have won two olympic gold medals.[3] (In 2008, Javier Mascherano would have become the second Argentine to win two olympic gold medals had this been the case.)

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