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Álvaro de Figueroa

Full name: Álvaro de Figueroa y Alonso-Martínez
Gender: Male
Born: December 24, 1893 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: October 11, 1950 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Title: Marquis de Villabrágima, Count of Romanones
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of José de Figueroa; Brother of Luis de Figueroa.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Álvaro de Figueroa and his brothers [José] and [Luis] were sons of the Count of Romanones, a liberal politician and president of the Government of Spain on several occasions between 1912 and 1919, and nephews of the [Marquis de Villamejor], the first IOC Member from Spain. After the 1916 general elections de Figueroa was proclaimed deputy for the District of Castuera as he was the only candidate. He held his seat in the following elections until 1923. During the Second Republic, he was elected deputy for Guadalajara in the 1936 elections. During the reign of Alfonso XIII, de Figueroa briefly served as mayor of Madrid in 1921-22. He resigned from office after violent riots in response to the Madrid City Council attempting to charge fees for the Metro. The Municipal Police protected the mayor with their sabres against members of the Civil Guard.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Polo Men's Polo Spain ESP 2 Silver
1924 Summer 30 Paris Polo Men's Polo Spain ESP 4

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-07-31 GBR 13, ESP 11
1924 Summer 30 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #2 2 1924-07-01 USA 15, ESP 2 0
1924 Summer 30 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #4 2 1924-07-04 ARG 16, ESP 2 0
1924 Summer 30 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #7 2 1924-07-07 GBR 10, ESP 3
1924 Summer 30 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #9 1 1924-07-10 ESP 15, FRA 1
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