Spain at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Spain competed at the modern Olympic Games for the first time at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Spain at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg
IOC codeESP
NOCSpanish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coe.es (in Spanish)
in Paris
Competitors8 in 3 sports
Medals
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Gold medals were given at the 1900 Games. A silver medal was given for second place, and a bronze medal was given for first. The International Olympic Committee has retroactively assigned gold, silver, and bronze medals to competitors who earned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place finishes, respectively, in order to bring early Olympics in line with current awards.

Pedro Pidal y Bernardo de Quirós (Marquis of Villaviciosa) got a silver medal in live pingeon shooting, but this event is not recognized by CIO as an official event as the winner was given a money award. Nevertheless, the Spanish Olympic Committee does recognize the medal.[1]

GoldEdit

Results by eventEdit

EquestrianEdit

Spain had one equestrian compete in 1900; his place in the mail coach event is unknown except that he was not in the top 4.

Equestrian Event Result Rank
Luis Antonio de Guadalmina Mail coach Unknown 5–51

FencingEdit

Spain appeared in fencing in the nation's debut appearance.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mauricio Ponce de Léon Men's foil Advanced Not advanced Did not advance
Mauricio Ponce de Léon Men's épée Unknown 3–6 Did not advance N/A Did not advance
Mauricio Ponce de Léon Men's sabre Unknown 1–4 Q N/A Unknown 5–8 Did not advance

Basque pelotaEdit

Spain's first Olympic appearance included a two-man team in pelota. There were only two teams in the tournament, so the Spanish pair's victory over the French duo won Spain the gold medal.

Team Event Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Two-mean teams   Maurice Durquetty/Etchegaray (FRA)
W
 

RowingEdit

Spain sent a coxed fours boat and a single sculler to compete in the rowing events.

Boat Event Round 1 Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Antonio Vela Men's single sculls DNF Did not advance
Réal Club Barcelona
Men's coxed four N/A 6:38.4 2 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Javier Sánchez (9 August 2012). "La medalla 121 ¿o la 122?" (in Spanish). El Mundo.

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