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Géo André

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorges Ivan "Géo"•André (Monnard-)
Used nameGéo•André
Nick/petnamesLe Bison
Born13 August 1889 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
Died4 May 1943 in Mateur (TUN)
Measurements188 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsStade français, Paris (FRA) / Racing CF, Paris (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

Géo André competed for Stade français (up to 1908) and for Racing CF (from 1909 onwards). A superb all-around athlete, he won multiple French championships as follows: 110 metres hurdles (1908, 1914, 1919, 1922); 400 metres hurdles (1913-14, 1919-20, 1922); high jump (1907-1909, 1911, 1914, 1919); and standing high jump (1909, 1911-12, 1914, 1919-20). André set several French records, notably in the 110 metres hurdles (1908 – 15.8; 1922 – 15.4), 400 metres hurdles (1913 – 57.0; 1920 – 57.0 / 56.0 / 55.6), high jump (1907 – 1.79; 1908 – 1.80 / 1.885), and 4×400 metres relay (1922 – 3:24.0). André also played for the French national rugby team from 1913-14.

Géo André recited the athletes’ oath at the 1924 Paris Olympics and on the occasion of his fourth participation since 1908 he also was the flag-bearer of his country at the Opening Ceremony. Later he wrote for several well-known French sports newspapers. During World War I he was wounded as a pilot. Later In World War II he was a member of the French resistance troops and was shot by the SS in 1943 in Tunis. André was the father of French 400 m hurdler Jacques André.

Personal Bests: 400 – 49.0 (1914); 110H – 15.4 (1922); 400H – 54.8e (1920); HJ – 1.88 (1908); Dec – unknown.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Géo André
High Jump, Men (Olympic) =2 Silver
Standing High Jump, Men (Olympic) =5
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Géo André
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 3 h6 r2/3
High Jump, Men (Olympic) NP r1/2
Standing High Jump, Men (Olympic) NP r1/2
Standing Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 16
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) 22
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) AC
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Géo André
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h2 r3/4
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) France 1 3 Bronze
High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) DNS
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) DNS
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Géo André
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Géo André
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) DNS

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1924 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FRA Géo André

Olympic family relations

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