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Géo André (Georges Yvan André; August 13, 1889 – May 4, 1943)[1] was a French sportsman who is notable as an Olympic athlete who competed mainly in the high jump and as an international rugby union player.

Personal historyEdit

André was born in Paris. André served as a fighter pilot in World War I, then joined the infantry in World War II. He was killed by German forces in 1943 in Tangier, aged 53.

Athletics careerEdit

He competed for France in the 1908 Summer Olympics held in London, Great Britain in the high jump where he tied for the silver medal with British Con Leahy and Hungarian István Somodi. At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm his results weren't good. He also competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp this time in the 4 x 400 metres relay with team mates Gaston Féry, Maurice Delvart and André Devaux who together won the bronze medal.

He took the Olympic Oath at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Olympic resultsEdit

1908 Summer Olympics

1912 Summer Olympics

1920 Summer Olympics

1924 Summer Olympics

NotesEdit

  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). The Complete Book of the Olympics - 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. pp. 161, 182, 196-7.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Geo Andre rugby profile ESPN Scrum.com

External linksEdit

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