Spain at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Spain at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg
IOC code ESP
NOC Spanish Olympic Committee
Website (Spanish)
in Paris
Competitors 8 in 3 sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 0 1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Spain competed at the modern Olympic Games for the first time at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.


Gold medals were given at the 1900 Games. A silver medal was given for second place, and a bronze medal was given for first. The International Olympic Committee has retroactively assigned gold, silver, and bronze medals to competitors who earned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place finishes, respectively, in order to bring early Olympics in line with current awards.

Pedro Pidal y Bernardo de Quirós (Marquis of Villaviciosa) got a silver medal in live pingeon shooting, but this event is not recognized by CIO as an official event as the winner was given a money award. Nevertheless, the Spanish Olympic Committee does recognize the medal.[1]


Results by event[edit]


Spain appeared in fencing in the nation's debut appearance.

Event Place Fencer Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Foil 25-34 Mauricio Ponce de Léon Advanced
by jury
Not advanced
by jury
Did not advance
Épée 35-104 Mauricio Ponce de Léon 3rd-6th
in pool M
Did not advance
Sabre 9-16 Mauricio Ponce de Léon 1st-4th
in pool
None held 5th-8th
in semifinal B
Did not advance

Basque pelota[edit]

Spain's first Olympic appearance included a two-man team in pelota. There were only two teams in the tournament, so the Spanish pair's victory over the French duo won Spain the gold medal.

Event Place Team Match 1
Two-mean teams 1st José de Amézola y Aspizúa
Francisco Villota
Won vs.
Maurice Durquetty/Etchegaray (FRA)


Spain sent a coxed fours boat and a single sculler to compete in the rowing events.

Event Place Boat Round 1 Semifinals Final
Single sculls Antonio Vela Vivó Did not finish Did not advance
Coxed fours 8th Réal Club Barcelona
Juan Camps Mas, José Fórmica Corsi,
Ricardo Margarit Calvet, Orestes Quintana
Antonio Vela Vivó (cox)
None held 6:38.4
2nd, semifinal 1
Did not advance


  1. ^ Javier Sánchez (9 August 2012). "La medalla 121 ¿o la 122?" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 

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