|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Juan•Gracia Zazueta|
|Born||18 April 1901 in Quiriego, Sonora (MEX)|
|Died||13 October 1981 in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora (MEX)|
Juan Gracia Zazueta made his polo début at the age of 20 for the Presidential team. Over the next 20 years he played for seven more teams. A major in the Military, Gracia was a 6-goal handicap player and was number one in the Mexican team that won the 1936 Olympic bronze medal. In 1941, he played in the first international match between the United States and Mexico for the 1941 General Manuel Avila Camacho Cup at Mexico City, which was won by the US three games to none.
Gracia represented Mexico in the 2nd Central American and Caribbean Games at Havana in 1930, competed at the 1934 Copa Presidente Rodríguez, and toured Argentina in 1942 with the Mexican national team. In addition to polo, Gracia was an excellent competitive pistol shooter and for his achievements was decorated with the medal for sporting merit.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1936 Summer Olympics||Polo||MEX||Juan Gracia|
|Polo, Men (Olympic)||Mexico||3||Bronze|
DOB changed to 18 April 1901. However an entry in the Bacum, Sonora birth book, recorded in 1912, says he was born 18 April 1908 but that year does not correlate with dates on which he played polo for various teams and it seems to be an error.