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Jean Rebeyrol

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJean Victor•Rebeyrol
Used nameJean•Rebeyrol
Born14 October 1903 in Bordeaux, Gironde (FRA)
Died25 August 1975 in Pessac, Gironde (FRA)
AffiliationsASPTT Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

One of France’s top swimmers of the 1920s, Jean Rebeyrol became the national long-distance champion in 1921 and retained his title through 1927. He was also the French champion in the 800 and 1500 m freestyle events from 1923 through 1926. He set a national record in the former discipline in August 1923, which lasted just under a year, and also held national records in the latter and the 400 m in open water. His most significant international appearance came at the 1924 Summer Olympics, where he was eliminated in the opening round of the 1,500 m freestyle after finishing last in a heat won by Åke Borg of Sweden. He competed for the Bordeaux Athlétic Club until 1923, at which point he joined ASPTT Bordeaux until his 1927 retirement. Following his competitive career, he worked as a swimming coach until his death in August 1975.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) FRA Jean Rebeyrol
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r1/3