Polo at the 1900 Summer Olympics

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a polo tournament was contested. Matches were held on 28 May, 31 May, and 2 June. Five teams competed. Most of the teams were of mixed nationality, with British and French athletes competing on three teams. There was no playoff for third place.

Men's polo
at the Games of the II Olympiad
DatesMay 28–June 2
Competitors20 from 4 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Foxhunters Hurlingham
 Mixed team
2nd place, silver medalist(s) BLO Polo Club Rugby
 Mixed team
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris
 Mixed team
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Mexico national polo team
 Mexico
1908 →
Polo

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 20 players from 4 nations competed at the Paris Games:

ResultsEdit

 
QuarterfinalSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
28 May
 
 
  Foxhunters Hurlingham (ZZX)10
 
31 May
 
  Compiègne Polo Club (FRA)0
 
  Foxhunters Hurlingham (ZZX)6
 
 
  Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris (ZZX)4
 
 
2 June
 
 
  Foxhunters Hurlingham (ZZX)3
 
 
  BLO Polo Club (ZZX)1
 
 
31 May
 
 
  BLO Polo Club (ZZX)8
 
 
  Mexico (MEX)0
 
 
 
 
Place Team Nation
  Foxhunters Hurlingham   Great Britain
  United States
  BLO Polo Club Rugby   Great Britain
  United States
  France
  Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris   France
  Great Britain
Mexico   Mexico
5 Compiègne Polo Club   France

RostersEdit

Foxhunters HurlinghamEdit

BLO Polo Club RugbyEdit

Bagatelle Polo Club de ParisEdit

MexicoEdit

Compiègne Polo ClubEdit

Medal tableEdit

Three out of the four medals were won by mixed teams. Great Britain had competitors on the gold, the silver and one of the bronze medal teams, the United States on the gold and the silver medal teams. France had players on the silver and one of the bronze medal teams, while Mexico took the other bronze by itself.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Mixed team (ZZX)1113
2  Mexico (MEX)0011
Totals (2 nations)1124

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Raoul-Duval played on two different teams.

ReferencesEdit

  • International Olympic Committee medal winners database
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Polo 1900". Accessed 25 February 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.