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Pedro Murua

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePedro María•Murua Lezama-Leguizamon
Used namePedro•Murua
Born25 December 1930 in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa (ESP)
Died4 November 2019 in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa (ESP)
Measurements181 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsClub de Campo, Madrid (ESP)
NOC Spain

Biography

Hailing from the Basque region of Spain, Pedro Murúa had a long and distinguished career as a hockey player in the region and also with the Spanish national side. He was also a prominent member of Club de Campo in Madrid, and was responsible for creating the only goal of the match against the Netherlands side Venlo, which won his side the prestigious International Tournament at Bruxelles in 1954. Murúa was a member of the Spanish side that won the gold medal at the 1955 Mediterranean Games at Barcelona. The highlight of his career, however, came at the 1960 Roma Olympics when Spain came from behind to beat Great Britain 2-1 to clinch the bronze medal. Following the death of his father in 1998, Murúa inherited the titles Conde de Valle. Marqés de Murua (Count of the Valley, Marquis of Murua).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Hockey ESP Pedro Murua
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Spain 3 Bronze

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