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Nelson Margetts

Full name: Nelson Emery Margetts
Gender: Male
Born: May 27, 1879 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: April 17, 1932 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Nelson Margetts graduated from the mounted services school in 1909 and his military career advanced to his being appointed, in 1918, as a colonel of field artillery after having served in 1916-17 as aide-de-camp to General John Pershing. He served in the Inspectors General Department from 1927-29 and was granted an honorable discharge from the army in 1930. Margetts had a long polo career and won tournaments in his home country as well as in the Far East and in 1920, shortly before he won the Olympic bronze medal at Antwerp, captaining the US team, he was on the American Army side that beat Foxhunters at Ranelagh to win the Novices Cup.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 40 Antwerpen Polo Men's Polo United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 40 Antwerpen Polo United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1920-07-28 USA 11, BEL 3
1920 Summer 40 Antwerpen Polo United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-07-25 ESP 13, USA 3
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