List of Olympic medalists in polo

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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 contestants 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]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Paris
 Denis St. George Daly (GBR)
 Foxhall Parker Keene (USA)
 Frank MacKey (USA)
 Alred Rawlinson (GBR)
 John Beresford (GBR)
 Walter Buckmaster (GBR)
 Jean de Madre (GBR)
 Frederick Freake (GBR)
 Walter McCreery (USA)
 Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild (FRA)
 Frederick Agnew Gill (GBR)
 Robert Fournier-Sarlovèze (FRA)
 Maurice Raoul-Duval (FRA)
 Eustaquio de Escandón (MEX)
 Manuel de Escandón (MEX)
 Pablo de Escandón (MEX)
 Guillermo Hayden Wright (USA)
1904 St. Louis not included in the Olympic program
1908 London
 Great Britain (GBR)
Charles Darley Miller
George Arthur Miller
Patteson Womersley Nickalls
Herbert Haydon Wilson
 Great Britain (GBR)
Walter Buckmaster
Frederick Freake
Walter Jones
John Wodehouse
none awarded
 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 (GBR)
Teignmouth Melville
Frederick W. Barrett
John Wodehouse
Vivian Noverre Lockett
 Spain (ESP)
Leopoldo de La Maza
Justo de San Miguel
Álvaro de Figueroa
José de Figueroa
 United States (USA)
Arthur Harris
Terry Allen
John Montgomery
Nelson Margetts
1924 Paris
 Argentina (ARG)
Arturo Kenny
Juan Miles
Guillermo Naylor
Juan Nelson
Enrique Padilla
 United States (USA)
Elmer Boeseke
Tommy Hitchcock, Jr.
Frederick Roe
Rodman Wanamaker
 Great Britain (GBR)
Frederick Barrett
Dennis Bingham
Fred Guest
Kinnear Wise
1928-1932 not included in the Olympic program
1936 Berlin
 Argentina (ARG)
Luis Duggan
Roberto Cavanagh
Andrés Gazzotti
Manuel Andrada
Diego Cavanagh
 Great Britain (GBR)
Bryan Fowler
William Hinde
David Dawnay
Humphrey Patrick Guinness
 Mexico (MEX)
Juan Gracia
Julio Mueller
Antonio Nava
Alberto Ramos


  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  • Kubatko, Justin. "Polo". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  1. ^ a b Kubatko, Justin. "Polo". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 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 1-58150-044-0.
  3. ^ Kubatko, Justin. "Polo Men's Polo Medalists". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 13, 2010.