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Luis de Figueroa

Full name: Luis de Figueroa y Alonso-Martínez
Gender: Male
Born: November 24, 1890 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: August 17, 1963 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Title: Conde de la Dehesa de Velayos
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Polo

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

Biography

José de Figueroa and his brothers Álvaro and Luis were the sons of Álvaro Figueroa, the first Count of Romanones, a liberal politician and Spanish Prime Minister on three occasions between 1912 and 1919. Álvaro, who was considered the best player in Spain, and José competed in the 1920 Olympics whilst Luis and Álvaro took part in 1924. Luis played in just one mach, the 10-3 defeat by Great Britain in Paris, but with his brother alongside him it was the one and only time that any two of the siblings played together at the Olympics. Sadly, they could not emulate Spain’s silver medal winning performance at Antwerpen four years earlier as they could only finish fourth in the five-team round-robin tournament.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 33 Paris Polo Men's Polo Spain ESP 4

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1924 Summer 33 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #7 2 1924-07-07 GBR 10, ESP 3 1
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