Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club

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The Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club is a polo club near Beijing, China.

Polo

Polo is a horseback mounted team sport. It is one of the world's oldest known team sports.

Beijing Municipality in Peoples Republic of China

Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.

China State in East Asia

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

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Overview

It was funded by Goldin Properties Holdings owned by Pan Sutong, a property magnate. It is home to more than 200 ponies from Australasia and Europe. Prospective members need to be invited by the Board of Advisors, and the club is only open to its members and their guests.

Pan Sutong Chinese businessman

Pan Sutong is a Hong Kong businessman and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Matsunichi Digital Holdings Limited, presently also the Chairman of Goldin Real Estate Financial Holdings Limited.

Tournaments

The club has hosted 16-goal international tournaments. It has organized chukkers with the Federation of International Polo and the Chinese State General Administration of Sports. Argentine player Pablo Jauretche and Australian Glen Gilmore have played there. It has also hosted the Snow Polo World Cup, which was shown live on TVB.

The Federation of International Polo is the international federation representing the sport of polo, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee. It was founded in 1982 by representatives of eleven national polo associations, and currently represents the national polo associations of more than 90 countries. FIPs principal aim is to enhance the image and status of the great game of polo internationally.

Glen Gilmore is a 7-goal Australian professional polo player. Gilmore has held the captaincy of the Australian polo team for the last 10 years and has represented his country at the Cartier International day gaining wins in 2003 and 2005.

From October 1 to October 5, 2013, it hosted the Super Nations Cup. [1] On October 1, the English team beat the USA team 14-13. [1] The following day, on October 2, the Hong Kong, China team won 10-9 against the Argentine team. [1] In the Round Subsidiary final on October 4, the USA team (Mike Azzaro, Nic Roldan, Tomas Collingwood and Ulysses Escapite) won 13-8 against the Argentine team (Martin Pepa, Mariano Obregon, Michel Dorignac and Martin Donovan). [1] [2] In the final match on October 5, the Hong Kong China team (John-Paul Clarkin, John-Paul Ganon and Dirk Gould) won 11-7 against the English team (Luke Tomlinson, Mark Tomlinson, Nacho Gonzalez and Henry Fisher). [3]

Mike Azzaro polo player

Mike Azzaro is an American professional polo player from San Antonio, Texas. Azzaro's current handicap is 6 goals, but he held the sport's highest handicap of 10 goals for over ten years. Azzaro was awarded Polo Magazine's Polo Excellence Award for Young Player of the Year in 1987 and 1990, and the award for Player of the Year in 1994. Known for his aggressive forward style of play, he has always been a crowd favorite. Playing with five-time Player of the Year winner Memo Gracida, they formed one of the most powerful duos in polo. Azzaro and Gracida both reside in Wellington, Florida.

Nicolas Ezequiel Roldan is an American polo player and model.

Luke Tomlinson is a professional polo player and former captain of the England polo team, with a handicap of seven goals in Britain and eight in Argentina.

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