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1924  Paris Summer Olympics

1924 Summer Olympics - The Results (Polo)

Polo at the 1924 Paris Summer Games

 

 

Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: June 28, 1924
Date Finished: July 12, 1924
Events: 1

Participants: 24 (24 men and 0 women) from 5 countries
Youngest Participant: USA Tommy Hitchcock (24 years, 138 days)
Oldest Participant: ESP Justo San Miguel (53 years, 358 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 13 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal

 
  

Overview

Polo was on the Olympic Program in 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924, and 1936, but it would be removed from the Olympic Program after the Berlin Olympics. The 1924 matches were held at two venues around Paris, [Saint-Cloud Country Club] in Saint-Cloud and the [Polo de Bagatelle] in the Bois de Boulogne, which was where the 1900 polo matches were contested.

The 1924 polo tournament was notable for the first matches between the two dominant nations in the sport, Argentina and the United States, with Argentina winning the gold medal and the United States taking silver. The tournament was a round-robin with five nations competing, with Argentina defeating the USA, 6-5, in a closely fought match that decided the top two places.

Summary

Five teams entered the 1924 Olympic polo tournament, but the favorites were Argentina and the United States. They had never met in an international match, but as the world’s top polo nations, would later begin a series of matches, the Cup de las Americas. The US was led by [Tommy Hitchcock], a 10-goal player from 1922-1940, and supported by [Elmer Boeseke], who would later attain 10-goal status briefly in 1934. Also on the US team was [Rod Wanamaker], the grandson of the founder of the Wanamaker Department Store chain. The tournament was a round-robin but it came down to the USA-Argentina match. The US was leading early on, but Argentina tied the match in the final minutes, and then [Juan Miles] scored a goal in the final chukka to give Argentina a 6-5 victory.

Results

Rank Team ARG USA GBR ESP FRA   Wins Losses Points For Points Against
1st, gold medalist(s)  Argentina (ARG)   6–5 9–5 16–2 15–2 4 0 46 14
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States (USA) 5–6   10–2 15–2 13–1 3 1 43 11
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Great Britain (GBR) 5–9 2–10   10–3 16–2 2 2 33 24
4  Spain (ESP) 2–16 2–15 3–10   15–1 1 3 22 42
5  France (FRA) 2–15 1–13 2–16 1–15   0 4 6 59
June 28
United States 13–1 France
     
July 1
United States 15–2 Spain
     
July 3
United States 10–2 Great Britain
     
July 4
Argentina 16–2 Spain
     
July 5
Great Britain 16–2 France
     
July 6
Argentina 6–5 United States
     
July 7
Great Britain 10–3 Spain
     
July 9
Argentina 9–5 Great Britain
     
July 10
Spain 15–1 France
     
July 12
Argentina 15–2 France
Argentina
  • Arturo Kenny
  • Juan Miles
  • Guillermo Naylor
  • Juan Nelson
  • Enrique Padilla
France
  • Pierre de Chapelle
  • Hubert de Monbrison
  • Charles de Polignac
  • Jules Macaire
  • Jean Pastré
Equipo argentino polo MO 1924.jpg
Argentina polo team, gold medal winner
Great Britain
  • Frederick W. Barrett
  • Dennis Bingham
  • Fred Guest
  • Kinnear Wise
United States
  • Elmer Boeseke
  • Tommy Hitchcock, Jr.
  • Frederick Roe
  • Rodman Wanamaker
Spain
  • Álvaro de Figueroa
  • Luis de Figueroa
  • Rafael Fernández
  • Hernando Fitz-James
  • Leopoldo Sáinz
  • Justo San Miguel
   

 

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