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Guillermo Hayden Wright

Guillermo Hayden Wright Polo player

Polo player
Guillermo Hayden Wright
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Intro Polo player
Was Athlete Polo player
From Mexico
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 12 February 1872
Death 1949 (aged 76 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
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Biography

Guillermo Hayden Wright (February 12, 1872 – 1949) was a Mexican polo player in the 1900 Summer Olympics.

He was part of the Mexican polo team which won the bronze medal, alongside brothers Eustaquio, Manuel and Pablo Escandón.

That year's polo tournament had five teams competing, most with mixed nationalities, they were the Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris, BLO Polo Club Rugby, Compiégne Polo Club, the eventual winners Foxhunters Hurlingham and the Mexican team (the only one without a team name).

Despite losing their only game against the BLO Polo Club Rugby, they were tied with the Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris, and as the rules didn't stipulate a third place playoff, they were both awarded the third place, however, their bronze medal was not recognized until time later, as back then, the winners received a silver medal instead of the actual gold and it was the second place the one that received bronze, but when current rules were established, previous results were updated and the medals were officially awarded.[1]

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 10 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://lcd.juanfutbol.com/la-primera-presea-olimpica-de-mexico/
http://www.databaseolympics.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=WRIGHGUI01
https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/wr/william-wright-1.html
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