Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera Olympic athlete

Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera was a Haitian-born French rugby union footballer. He played as number eight, wing and centre. He played at Olympique de Paris and Stade Fran├žais. He won as a Stade Fran├žais player the titles of French Champion, in 1897, 1898 and 1901. Henriquez de Zubiera was the first known coloured athlete to compete in the Olympic Games, and by extension, the first to become an Olympic gold medallist, as he was a member of the France squad that won the Olympic title at the first Rugby Olympic Tournament. He also won the silver in the tug of war at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

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Haiti

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