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Nicole Péllissard-Darrigrand

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameNicole Jeanne Marcelle•Péllissard-Darrigrand
Used nameNicole•Péllissard-Darrigrand
Born5 July 1931 in Casablanca (MAR)
Died19 May 2021 in Arcangues, Pyrénées-Atlantiques (FRA)
Measurements167 cm / 53 kg
AffiliationsRA Casablanca/Ind.
NOC France

Biography

Nicole Péllissard won her first French title when she was only 15-years-old. The next year she won the European title on platform. Péllissard-Darrigrand would go on to compete at four Olympics – in 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960, making every final round on both springboard and platform, and finishing fourth three times. Péllissard retained her European platform title in 1950 and was second that year on springboard. She eventually won 13 French Championships, winning both diving events in 1946, 1948, and 1949.

Péllissard-Darrigrand became a physical education teacher and eventually a journalist and author. She taught PE in Casablanca at Mers-Sultan College and later headed the department in Biarritz. She wrote several editions of La Galaxie Olympique, detailing the history of French participation at the Olympic Games. For her career as an author and teacher she was made a member of the French Ordre national du Mérite and received the Legion d’Honneur.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) FRA Nicole Péllissard
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 4
Platform, Women (Olympic) 6
1952 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) FRA Nicole Péllissard
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 7
Platform, Women (Olympic) 4
1956 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) FRA Nicole Péllissard-Darrigrand
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 7
Platform, Women (Olympic) 4
1960 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) FRA Nicole Péllissard-Darrigrand
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 9
Platform, Women (Olympic) 7

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