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Justo San Miguel

Full name: Justo San Miguel y de la Gandara
Gender: Male
Born: July 5, 1870 in Granada, Granada, Spain
Died: June 2, 1947 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Title: Marqués de San Miguel
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Polo

Biography

Unlike Mexico, polo was not a military sport in Spain and Marqués Luis de San Miguel was one of the many members of the Spanish nobility who were the mainstay of Spanish polo. Because of the limited facilities in his home country, Justo San Miguel played most of his polo in England in the years leading up to the World War I. He played for representative Madrid teams and also Roehampton, amongst others. A scientific player who regularly showed flashes of brilliance, he helped Madrid reach the final of the Roehampton Cup in 1914. He played at number one in the first two of Spain’s four matches at the 1924 Olympics but both ended in heavy defeats, They were beaten 15-2 by the United States and 16-2 by Argentina although he had some consolation of scoring one of the goals against the South Americans. After that, San Miguel played most of his polo in France and won the Carlton Cup at Biarritz in 1925 and 1926 and the Continental Cup, also at Biarritz, in 1927. He continued playing in France beyond his 60th birthday.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 53 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 53 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #2 2 1924-07-01 USA 15, ESP 2 0
1924 Summer 53 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #4 2 1924-07-04 ARG 16, ESP 2 1
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