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Antonio Nava

Full name: Antonio Nava Castillo
Gender: Male
Born: September 5, 1905 in Ixcaquixtla, Puebla, Mexico
Died: March 28, 1983 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Antonio Nava started playing polo at the age of 15. He joined the Mexican Military College in 1921 and graduated with the rank of lieutenant. He went on to reach the rank of major general in 1960. A 6-goal handicap player he was the number two, and captain of the Mexico team that won the bronze medal at the 1936 Olympics and in 1941 was a member of the Mexico team beaten in his country’s first international match against the United States. The following year he was voted the sportswriters’ “Athlete of the Year”. He later became the President of the Mexican Polo Association and after his playing days ended he entered politics and was for a short time in the 1960s the governor of the Mexican state of Puebla.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Polo Men's Polo Mexico MEX 3 Bronze

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Polo Mexico MEX Final Round Match 3/4 1 1936-08-08 MEX 16, HUN 2
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Polo Mexico MEX Group A Match #1 2 1936-08-03 GBR 13, MEX 11 4
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Polo Mexico MEX Group A Match #2 2 1936-08-05 ARG 15, MEX 5 2
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