Gaston Aumoitte

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGaston Achille Louis•Aumoitte
Used nameGaston•Aumoitte
Born19 December 1884 in Hà Nội (Hanoi) (VIE)
Died30 December 1957 in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Gironde (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

Gaston Aumoitte played croquet at the 1900 Paris Olympics, winning gold medals in both one-ball singles and doubles. In doubles he played alongside Georges Johin, who Aumoitte defeated in the finals of the singles. They were the only known competitors in the doubles event. Aumoitte was only 15-years-old when he competed in Paris. He was born in Hanoi, Vietnam where his father worked at the French consulate. Aumoitte spent his life in the military and fought in both World Wars. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was named a “commander of the Legion d’honneur”. His grandfather was the English artist and engraver John James (Jean-Jacques) Outhwaite,

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Croquet FRA Gaston Aumoitte
Singles, One Ball, Open (Olympic) 1 Gold
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Georges Johin 1 Gold