Paul Lizandier

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
Full namePaul Childéric Xavier•Lizandier
Used namePaul•Lizandier
Born2 December 1884 in Nancray-sur-Rimarde, Loiret (FRA)
DiedDecember 1937 in ? (ROU)
Measurements176 cm
AffiliationsMétropolitain Club Colombes, Colombes (FRA)
NOC France


Paul Lizandier ran at the 1906 Athina Intercalated Olympics and was entered at the 1912 Stockholm Games, although he never competed. Lizandier won one French title, in a road competition in 1909.

In 1913 Lizandier moved to Romania, deserting the French Army during World War I. He was sentenced to death for insubordination, but in December 1937 he was pardoned by a general amnesty law, although he died in Romania at around that time, and the circumstances of this are unclear.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Paul Lizandier
5 miles, Men (Olympic) 4 h4 r1/2
3,200 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) DNS
3 miles, Team, Men (Olympic) France 3 Bronze
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Paul Lizandier
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
3,000 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) France DNS