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Pablo Escandón

Full name: José Pablo Eustaquio Manuel Francisco Escandón y Barrón
Gender: Male
Born: May 4, 1856 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Died: March 31, 1926 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Polo

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

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


The oldest of six children born to wealthy industrialist and landowner Antonio Escandón, Pablo, like his siblings, inherited a fortune and amongst his assets were two farms in the Mexican State of Morelos of which he later became the Governor between 1908-11. He served in the Mexican military and was the President’s Chief of Staff and was the translator at the historic meeting in 1909 between US President William Taft and Porfirio Diaz, the Mexican President. It was the first ever meeting between the Presidents of the two countries.

Pablo Escandón was educated at the prestigious Stonyhurst Jesuit College in Lancashire, England, and then later continued his education in France. The three Escandón brothers, Pablo, [Manuel] and [Eustaquio] were excellent horsemen and they formed a team, along with their American friend [William Wright], to compete in the 1900 Paris Olympics. They played just one game, losing 8-0 to the BLO Polo Club, but hey shared the bronze medal with the Bagatelle Club of Paris as there was no third-placed match.

Pablo and his brother Manuel owned El Chateau Coubert on the outskirts of Paris. It was set in 502 hectares of land which they converted into polo and hunting grounds


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 44 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 44 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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