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José de Figueroa

Full name: José María de Figueroa y Alonso-Martínez
Gender: Male
Born: December 24, 1897 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: October 20, 1920 in Teffer, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Polo

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

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


José de Figueroa and his brothers [Álvaro] 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. José is best remembered as a member of the Spain polo team that took part in the 1920 Summer Olympics, winning the silver medal, although he was an alternate, and did not play. Just a few months after the Games he was killed in action during the Second Rif War with local rebels in Morocco.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Polo Men's Polo Spain ESP 2 Silver

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Polo Spain ESP Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-07-25 ESP 13, USA 3
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