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Charles Courant

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCharles•Courant
Used nameCharles•Courant
Born14 April 1896
Died26 June 1982 in Montreux (SUI)
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Charles Courant injured his ankle in his semifinal in 1920 and could not fight with full force in the final, leaving him “only” with the silver medal. In 1924 he won the bronze medal by default due to the withdrawal of all his potential opponents. Courant was also successful in the Swiss wrestling style, Schwingen. He later was a founding member of the Vaud Association of Gymnasts and Wrestlers. Courant also served as a leader with the Vaud Athletic Association and was a member of the Swiss Wrestling Federation.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Wrestling SUI Charles Courant
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1924 Summer Olympics Wrestling SUI Charles Courant
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze