Spain at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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Spain at the
1920 Summer Olympics
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg
IOC code ESP
NOC Spanish Olympic Committee
Website www.coe.es (Spanish)
in Antwerp
Competitors 58 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Mariano Arrate
Medals
Ranked 17th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 2 0 2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Spain competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. It was only the second appearance of the nation at the Summer Games, after competing in the 1900 Summer Olympics, but missing the Games in 1904, 1908, and 1912. 58 competitors, all men, took part in 29 events in 7 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport
 Silver Spain men's national football team
Domingo Acedo   Luis Otero
Patricio Arabolaza   Francisco Pagatzaurtundúa
Mariano Arrate   Rafael Moreno "Pichichi"
Juan Artola   Josep Samitier
José Belausteguigoitia   Agustin Sancho
Sabino Bilbao   Félix Sesúmaga
Ramón Eguiazábal   Pedro Vallana
Ramón Gil   Joaquín Vázquez
Silverio Izaguirre   Ricardo Zamora
Football
 Silver Álvaro de Figueroa
José de Figueroa
Hernando Fitz-James
Jacobo Fitz-James
Leopoldo Saínz de la Maza
Polo

Aquatics[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Two swimmers, both men, represented Spain in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Neither man advanced past the quarterfinals.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Luis Balcells 200 m breast Unknown 6 Did not advance
400 m breast Did not finish Did not advance
Joaquín Cuadrada 1500 m free Unknown 4 Did not advance

Water polo[edit]

Spain competed in the Olympic water polo tournament for the first time in 1920. The Bergvall System was in use at the time. Spain took advantage of an Italian forfeit in the round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals, but there met the dominant Great Britain—the British team was on its way to its fourth gold medal in four appearances. Losing to the gold medalist, however, had its advantages under the Bergvall System. Spain got a chance to contest the silver medal. It lost in the silver medal semifinals to the United States, however, and the Americans' loss to Belgium kept Spain from trying for the bronze.

Round of 16
Spain  1–1  Italy Antwerp
Italy forfeited the match.
Quarterfinals
Great Britain  9–0  Spain Antwerp
Silver medal semifinals
United States  5–0  Spain Antwerp
Final rank
7th

Athletics[edit]

14 athletes represented Spain in 1920. It was the nation's debut in athletics. Domínguez's 25th-place finish in the cross country was the only time a Spanish athlete competed in, and finished, an event final.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Carlos Botín 100 m 11.2 3 Did not advance
Jaime Camps 100 m Unknown 5 Did not advance
Julio Domínguez Cross country N/A Unknown 25
José García Lorenzana 400 m 52.8 4 Did not advance
Miguel García Onsalo 400 m 52.0 2 Q 52.6 4 Did not advance
800 m N/A 2:02.2 3 Q 2:01.2 6 Did not advance
José Grasset 800 m N/A Unknown 7 Did not advance
Ignacio Izaguirre Shot put 11.235 17 N/A Did not advance
Javelin throw 38.92 23 N/A Did not advance
Luis Meléndez 10 km walk N/A 53:56.6 5 Q Did not finish
Félix Mendizábal 100 m 11.2 2 Q Unknown 2 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
200 m 23.2 3 Did not advance
Juan Muguerza 1500 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
5000 m N/A Unknown 6 Did not advance
Diego Ordóñez 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
200 m 23.7 3 Did not advance
Carlos Pajarón 200 m 24.2 3 Did not advance
Teodoro Pons 5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
10000 m N/A Unknown 7 Did not advance
Federico Reparez 200 m Unknown 5 Did not advance
Carlos Botín
Félix Mendizábal
Diego Ordóñez
Federico Reparez
4 × 100 m relay N/A 44.6 3 Did not advance

Football[edit]

Spain competed in the Olympic football tournament for the first time. The team compiled a record of 4–1 on the way to a silver medal; the four wins were the most of any team in 1920. A first-round win over Denmark set up a quarterfinal contest against eventual gold-medalists Belgium—Spain's only loss. In the consolation tournament, the Spanish squad won its matches against Sweden and Italy to advance to the silver medal game against the Netherlands, which Spain won.

First round

28 August 1920
Spain  1–0  Denmark
Arabolaza Goal 54' Report
La Butte, Brussels
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Willem Eymers (NED)
Quarterfinals

29 August 1920
Belgium  3–1  Spain
Coppée Goal 11' Goal 52' Goal 55' Report Arrate Goal 62' (pen.)
Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)
Consolation first round

1 September 1920
Spain  2–1  Sweden
Belauste Goal 51'
Acedo Goal 53'
Report Dahl Goal 28'
Broodstraat, Antwerp
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Giovanni Mauro (ITA)
Consolation semifinals

2 September 1920
Spain  2–0  Italy
Sesúmaga Goal 43' Goal 72' Report
Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Paul Putz (BEL)
Consolation final

5 September 1920
Spain  3–1  Netherlands
Sesúmaga Goal 7' Goal 35'
Pichichi Goal 72'
Report Groosjohan Goal 68'
Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Paul Putz (BEL)
Final rank
2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver

Polo[edit]

Spain competed in the Olympic polo tournament for the first time. The team took the silver medal, beating the United States in the semifinals but losing to Great Britain in the final.

Semifinals

 
 Spain (ESP) 13–3  United States (USA)
 
Final

 
 Spain (ESP) 11–13  Great Britain (GBR)
 
Final rank
2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver

Shooting[edit]

Seven shooters represented Spain in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Spain's best result was sixth place, achieved in the team military pistol event.

Shooter Event Final
Result Rank
José Benito López 50 m small-bore rifle Unknown
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Unknown
Antonio Bonilla 50 m small-bore rifle Unknown
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Unknown
Luis Calvet 50 m small-bore rifle Unknown
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Unknown
Antonio Moreira 50 m small-bore rifle Unknown
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Unknown
Domingo Rodríguez 50 m small-bore rifle Unknown
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Unknown
José Benito López
Antonio Bonilla
Luis Calvet
José María Miró
Antonio Vázquez
30 m team military pistol 1224 6
50 m team free pistol 2010 12
José Benito López
Antonio Bonilla
Luis Calvet
Antônio Moreira
Domingo Rodríguez
50 m team small-bore rifle 1753 9
Team free rifle 4080 11
300 m team military rifle, prone 278 7
300 m team military rifle, standing 200 14
600 m team military rifle, prone 253 13
300 & 600 m team military rifle, prone 510 12

Tennis[edit]

Four tennis players, all men, competed for Spain in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Manuel Alonso had the most success in the singles, winning three matches to advance to the quarterfinals before being beaten. Flaquer and de Satrústegui were the better of the two doubles pairs, advancing to the second round.

Player Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
José Alonso Men's singles  Kumagae (JPN)
L 7–5, 6–3, 6–3
Did not advance 32
Manuel Alonso Men's singles  Just (TCH)
W 6–3, 2–6, 6–0, 6–2
 Woosnam (GBR)
W 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
 Beamish (GBR)
W 6–1, 5–7, 5–7, 6–3, 6–1
 Turnbull (GBR)
L 0–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Did not advance 5
Enrique de Satrústegui Men's singles Bye  Simon (SUI)
L 3–6, 8–6, 6–2, 6–8, 6–2
Did not advance 17
Eduardo Flaquer Men's singles  Lindqvist (SWE)
W 0–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
 Balbi (ITA)
L 6–2, 6–4, 6–1
Did not advance 17
José Alonso
Manuel Alonso
Men's doubles N/A  Norton & Raymond (RSA)
L 6–3, 7–5, 6–0
Did not advance 17
Enrique de Satrústegui
Eduardo Flaquer
Men's doubles N/A  de Laveleye & Halot (SUI)
W 7–5, 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
 Albarran & Décugis (FRA)
L 6–2, 3–6, 6–0, 6–4
Did not advance 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 

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