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Gaston Peers de Nieuwburgh

Full name: Gaston Peers de Nieuwburgh
Gender: Male
Born: December 28, 1867 in Brussels, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Died: August 28, 1922 in Liège, Liège, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Polo


The son of a former Mayor of Waardamme, in northern Belgium, Baron Gaston Peers de Nieuwburgh was one of twins. In the 1800s he went to live in Argentina where he was the Administrator of the Belgian Colony of La Barrancosa. De Nieuwburgh married one of Argentina’s socialites Ernestina Costa Oliveira Cézar in 1899. Nearly all his polo prior to the 1920 Olympics was played in Argentina and in 1900 he reached the final of the P.A.R.P. open with his own San Carlos team. The following year they won the River Plate Open Championship, the forerunner of the Argentine Open to become the only Belgian to win the trophy. With Sociedad Sportiva in 1908 he won the Copa Anchorena (now the Tortugas Open and one of Polo’s Triple Crown events). At the Olympics Peers de Nieuwburgh played at back for Belgium in their two matches.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 52 Antwerpen Polo Men's Polo Belgium BEL 4

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 52 Antwerpen Polo Belgium BEL Final Round Match 3/4 2 1920-07-28 USA 11, BEL 3
1920 Summer 52 Antwerpen Polo Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1920-07-26 GBR 8, BEL 3
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