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André Jousseaumé

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAndré René•Jousseaumé
Used nameAndré•Jousseaumé
Born27 July 1894 in Yvré-l'Évêque, Sarthe (FRA)
Died26 May 1960 in Chantilly, Oise (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

André Jousseaume participated in five Olympic Games from 1932-56, winning a medal at every participation but his last one. In individual dressage he won silver in 1948 and bronze in 1952. With the team he was a gold medalist in 1932 and 1948, and won a silver in 1936. In London in 1948 he also competed in eventing, but did not finish. Like all his 1932 teammates, he came from the Riding School of Saumur, which he joined in 1924. Later he was stationed at the Artillery School in Fontainebleau as a riding instructor, where he mainly competed in eventing. A professional officer, Jousseaumé fought in World War I at Verdun. In World War II, as a squadron head he was a German prisoner-of-war in 1940, but was unharmed. After his retirement, Colonel Jousseaume became head of the riding club in Chantilly, where he coached many dressage riders, and published a training manual in 1951.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) FRA André Jousseaumé
Individual, Men (Olympic) Sorelta 5
Team, Men (Olympic) Sorelta / France 1 Gold
1936 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) FRA André Jousseaumé
Individual, Men (Olympic) Favorite 5
Team, Men (Olympic) Favorite / France 2 Silver
1948 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) FRA André Jousseaumé
Individual, Men (Olympic) Harpagon 2 Silver
Team, Men (Olympic) Harpagon / France 1 Gold
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) FRA André Jousseaumé
Individual, Men (Olympic) Gigolo AC
Team, Men (Olympic) Gigolo / France AC
1952 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) FRA André Jousseaumé
Individual, Open (Olympic) Harpagon 3 Bronze
Team, Open (Olympic) Harpagon / France 4
1956 Equestrian Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) FRA André Jousseaumé
Individual, Open (Olympic) Harpagon 5
Team, Open (Olympic) Harpagon / France 6