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Georges Breitman

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorges Benjamin•Breitman
Used nameGeorges•Breitman
Born27 March 1920 in Paris XIVe, Paris (FRA)
Died27 January 2014 in Paris XVIIIe, Paris (FRA)
Measurements172 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsPUC, Paris (FRA)
NOC France


Georges Breitman was a French pole vaulter and decathlete whose best international performance was likely placing sixth at the 1946 European Championships in the vault. He also finished second in the pole vault at the World University Games in both 1947 and 1949. Breitman won the French pole vault title five times, in 1943-46 and 1953, and in 1949 set the French record with 4.115 for the vault at a meet in London. He competed at the 1948 Olympics in the pole vault and the 1952 Olympics in the decathlon, although he did not finish the decathlon at Helsinki. Breitman later became a doctor, like several in his family, but he continued competing in masters meets into his 80s, clearing 1.80 metres in the vault in 2001.

Personal Bests: PV – 4.115 (1949); Dec – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Georges Breitman
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 13 r1/2
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Georges Breitman
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) DNS
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) AC