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Eustaquio Escandón

Full name: José Eustaquio Luis Francisco Escandón y Barrón
Other name(s): Joseph Eustace Louis François Escandon
Gender: Male
Born: January 27, 1862 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: 1933
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of Manuel Escandón; Brother of Pablo Escandón.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Despite being the youngest of the three polo-playing Escandón brothers, Eustaquio was a 5-handicap player and probably the most experienced of the three. His father died when he was 15, and like his brothers, Eustaquio was sent to England to be educated at the prestigious Stonyhurst College. He played much of his polo in Europe before World War I, mostly in England, and along with brother [Manuel] won the Paris Open with the Bagatelle Club on their home ground in 1898. It was the Bagatelle Club who played host to the 1900 Olympics Games at which Eustaquio, his brothers Manuel and [Pablo], and their friend [William Wright] won a bronze medal. Between 1907 and 1913 a Madrid team toured Britain and Belgium each year, and having Spanish heritage, Eustaquio and brother Manuel were regularly in the squad. They helped the Spanish team win the Ostend Cup in 1907. Eustaquio lived in Spain and France as he had businesses in both countries.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 38 Paris Polo Men's Polo A North American Team MEX 3T Bronze

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1900 Summer 38 Paris Polo A North American Team MEX Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1900-05-31 BLO Polo Club, Rugby-2 8, A North American Team-4 0
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