|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||24 December 1927 in Le Lamentin, Martinique (FRA)|
|Died||14 December 2021 in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne (FRA)|
|Measurements||180 cm / 75 kg|
|Affiliations||Stade Bordelais, Bordeaux (FRA) / Racing Club de France, Paris (FRA)|
Victor Sillon won the first of his eight French national pole vault championships in 1947, the same year he began his international career. His first major tournament was the 1948 London Olympics, where he placed joint-ninth with two athletes from Puerto Rico. He moved up to fourth at the 1950 European Championships, then took gold at the inaugural 1951 Mediterranean Games, where he also earned silver in the triple jump behind Avni Akgün of Turkey.
SIllon then missed the 1952 season, but then came back to win his fifth pole vault title in 1954, the same year that he was seventh at the European Championships. He then took bronze at the 1955 Mediterranean Games and was unable to score a mark at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He won his last national title in 1958 and came 15th at the Europeans, but was still selected for the 1960 Rome Games, where he was eliminated in the qualifying round. He retired from active competition in 1961.
Personal Best: PV – 4.41 (1960).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1948 Summer Olympics||Athletics||FRA||Victor Sillon|
|Pole Vault, Men (Olympic)||=9|
|1956 Summer Olympics||Athletics||FRA||Victor Sillon|
|Pole Vault, Men (Olympic)||AC r1/2|
|1960 Summer Olympics||Athletics||FRA||Victor Sillon|
|Pole Vault, Men (Olympic)||=18 r1/2|