Henri Gance

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHenri•Gance
Used nameHenri•Gance
Born17 March 1888 in Paris IIIe, Paris (FRA)
Died29 November 1953 in Paris XIIIe, Paris (FRA)
Measurements170 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsCercle Athlétique Parisien
NOC France


Henri Gance’s father had the uncommon profession of ice polisher. Henri started weightlifting in 1908 for the Cercle Athlétique Parisien, but he was also active in other heavy athletic sports. In 1920 he was champion of France and won Olympic gold in the same year.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Weightlifting FRA Henri Gance
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold