Spain at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 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)

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

Medalists

Gold medals were not given at the 1900 Games. A silver medal was given for first place, and a bronze medal was given for second. 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, 1st Marquess of Villaviciosa de Asturias 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]

Gold

Results by event

Basque pelota

Main article: Basque pelota at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Spain's first Olympic appearance included a two-man team in pelota. There were only two teams registered for the tournament, however the French duo were unable to attend the game. The French team thus lost by forfeit, and Spain won the gold medal.

Team Event Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Two-men team  Maurice Durquetty/Etchegaray (FRA)
W
1st place, gold medalist(s)

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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 Did not advance
Mauricio Ponce de Léon Men's sabre Unknown 1–4 Q Unknown 5–8 Did not advance

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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 6:38.4 2 Did not advance

References

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