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Eddie Argo

Full name: Edwin Yancey "Eddie" Argo
Nickname(s): Ed
Gender: Male
Born: September 22, 1895 in Hollins, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10, 1962 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After majoring in electrical engineering from Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Ed Argo joined the National Guard and was called up to serve in the US Army Field Artillery during World War One. Like many US equestrians of his era, he trained at the US Cavalry School at Fort Riley, Kansas and despite a lack of experience was picked for the American team for the 1928 Games. The last man to be added to the roster, he was only to be a reserve in Amsterdam. At the 1932 Olympics, Capt. Ed Argo won the jumping discipline and placed second in the dressage phase but fared badly in the cross-country event after falling at the water jump and dislocating his shoulder. He finished eighth in the overall individual placings. Argo was a West Point graduate, class of '18, who served as a lieutenant during the First World War. He was a career officer, retiring in 1944 as a colonel. After leaving the army he taught military science and tactics at Louisiana State University.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual United States USA 8
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Team United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS GP SJF STP CCJF CCJP T TF JF
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States Honolulu Tomboy Final Standings 8 1,539.250
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States Honolulu Tomboy Dressage 2 333.000 999.0
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States Honolulu Tomboy Cross-Country 8 907,5 0 -112,5 -35 -245.0
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States Honolulu Tomboy Jumping 1 299.25 2:11.2 0,75 0

Men's Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Honolulu Tomboy Final Standings 1 1,539.250
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Honolulu Tomboy Dressage 1 973.333
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Honolulu Tomboy Cross-Country 1 3,286.00
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Honolulu Tomboy Jumping 1 779.250
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