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Jean Maissant

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJean Victor Edmond•Maissant
Used nameJean•Maissant
Born23 January 1926 in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine (FRA)
Died7 November 2020 in Le Chesnay, Yvelines (FRA)
Measurements188 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsStade français, Paris (FRA)
NOC France


Jean Maissant was a discus thrower who competed at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He made the final round, finishing 17th. Maissant was a long-time member of Stade Français. He was capped 21 times for France and won the French national title in the discus in 1951-52. During World War II Maissant joined the French Liberation Army at age 18 and fought in the resistance against Germany.

Personal Best: DT – 49.84 (1951).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Jean Maissant
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 17