Adolphe Grisel

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter
Full nameAdolphe Jules•Grisel
Used nameAdolphe•Grisel
Born9 December 1872 in Paris Ve, Paris (FRA)
Died13 December 1942 in Saint-Quentin, Aisne (FRA)
Measurements165 cm
AffiliationsRacing Club de France, Paris (FRA)
NOC France


Adolphe Grisel competed for CP Asnières up to 1894 and for Racing CF from 1895 onwards. He was French champion in long jump in 1896 (6.23 m) and finished second in 1893, 1895, and 1898 as well as third in 1894. In the 400 metre hurdles he also finished second in 1895 (1:03.2). Grisel also set one French record in long jump with 6.01 metres in 1895.

Grisel served in the French military and then became an architect. He worked mostly in Saint Quentin in the north of France.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 400 – unknown; LJ – unknown; DT – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1896 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Adolphe Grisel
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h1 r1/2
400 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h1 r1/2
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) AC
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) AC
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) FRA Adolphe Grisel
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) AC
Swimming (Aquatics) FRA Adolphe Grisel
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
1,200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS