Henri Delerue

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHenri Jean Michel•Delerue
Used nameHenri•Delerue
Born14 November 1939 in Beuvry, Pas-de-Calais (FRA)
Died9 January 2016 in Le Mans, Sarthe (FRA)
Measurements163 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsCA Montreuil/Stade Béthune/Association Sportive Police Paris
NOC France

Biography

Henri Delerue was a French race walker who competed at the 1960, 1964, and 1968 Olympics, with a best finish of 12th in the 20 km walk in 1960. He competed for CM Beuvry from 1955-59, CA Montreuil from 1960-62, Stade Béthune from 1963-64, and ASPP Paris from 1965-72. Delerue earned 37 international caps for France. He raced three times at the European Championships (1962, 1966, 1969), with his best effort in 1966, when he placed 8th in the 20km and 6th in the 50 km. Delerue also raced at the Trophée Lugano in 1961, 1963, and 1967.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-30:01 (1966); 50kmW – 4-16:27 (1966).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Henri Delerue
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 12
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Henri Delerue
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 13
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 15
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Henri Delerue
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 21