Charles Gondouin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
Full nameCharles Marius Numa Adolphe•Gondouin
Used nameCharles•Gondouin
Born21 July 1875 in Paris Xe, Paris (FRA)
Died25 December 1947 in Paris XVe, Paris (FRA)
Measurements169 cm
AffiliationsRacing CF, Paris (FRA)
NOC France


Charles Gondouin competed in both rugby football and tug-of-war at the 1900 Olympics, winning a gold medal in rugby as a scrum-half, and a silver medal in tug-of-war. He represented the Racing Club de France, winning French rugby titles with them in 1900 and 1902. Gondouin was also a talented golfer and tennis player, and was French champion in the high jump in 1900.

Gondouin studied at the Lycée Condorcet, then worked as a sports journalist, and later became an official in both rugby and tennis. He refereed the 1914 French Championship final between Perpignan and Tarbes, and in 1920 became the first Frenchman to officiate an international rugby match. He served in World War I with the 120th RAL at Camp d’Avord. Gondouin was killed on Christmas Eve when he was struck by a car while he was returning from a meeting of the Racing Club de France.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Rugby (Rugby) FRA Charles Gondouin
Rugby, Men (Olympic) Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques 1 Gold
Tug-Of-War FRA Charles Gondouin
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Racing Club de France 2 Silver
Athletics FRA Charles Gondouin
200 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) DNS