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Enrique Padilla

Full name: Enrique Padilla
Gender: Male
Born: June 12, 1890
Affiliations: Hurlingham Club, Hurlingham (ARG)
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

A Colonel in the Argentine army, Enrique Padilla played at number three for Argentina at the 1924 Olympics, and took part in all his team’s four games, moving to back in the final game against France as the team was re-shuffled to bring in [Guillermo Naylor]. Padilla went on to win the Argentine Open on two occasions, both times with Hurlingham. Playing for the Hurlingham “Martin Iron” team in 1926 he, along with Francisco Ceballos, Ramón Videla Dorna and Justo Galarreta, made history as the first all-native Argentines to win the Open. He won his second Open title with Hurlingham “Blues” in 1929. A 7-handicap player he also served as a vice-president of the Argentine polo Association.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 33 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 33 Paris Polo Argentina ARG Round-Robin Match #4 1 1924-07-04 ARG 16, ESP 2 2
1924 Summer 33 Paris Polo Argentina ARG Round-Robin Match #6 1 1924-07-06 ARG 6, USA 5 1
1924 Summer 33 Paris Polo Argentina ARG Round-Robin Match #8 1 1924-07-09 ARG 9, GBR 5
1924 Summer 33 Paris Polo Argentina ARG Round-Robin Match #10 1 1924-07-12 ARG 15, FRA 2
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