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Arturo Kenny

Full name: Arturo Juan Kenny y Gahan
Gender: Male
Born: December 12, 1888 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Affiliations: Hurlingham Club, Hurlingham (ARG)
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Arturo Kenny was of Irish descent and was part of the Irish and British community that helped popularise polo in Argentina in the 1920s. He won the Argentine Open with Hurlingham in 1920, 1921, 1925, 1927, and 1929. In between his first and last triumph he won an Olympic gold medal in 1924 when he played at number one in all four of Argentina’s games as they lifted the title and became Argentine’s first ever Olympic gold medalists in any sport. He scored six goals in the 15-2 win over Spain in their opening match. Kenny played in the first two Cup of the Americas matches against the United States in 1928 and 1932 but was on the losing side each time. In his memory, the Copa Arturo Kenny is contested each year at the Venado Tuerto Club

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 35 Paris Polo Men's Polo Argentina ARG 1 Gold

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1924 Summer 35 Paris Polo Argentina ARG Round-Robin Match #4 1 1924-07-04 ARG 16, ESP 2 6
1924 Summer 35 Paris Polo Argentina ARG Round-Robin Match #6 1 1924-07-06 ARG 6, USA 5 1
1924 Summer 35 Paris Polo Argentina ARG Round-Robin Match #8 1 1924-07-09 ARG 9, GBR 5
1924 Summer 35 Paris Polo Argentina ARG Round-Robin Match #10 1 1924-07-12 ARG 15, FRA 2
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