Alexandre Tuffèri

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Intercalated Games
Full namePierre Alexandre•Tuffèri
Used nameAlexandre•Tuffèri
Original nameΑλέξανδρος•Τουφερής
Born8 June 1876 in Athina (Athens), Attiki (GRE)
Died14 March 1958 in Athina (Athens), Attiki (GRE)
AffiliationsPanellinios GS, Athina (GRE)
NOC France Greece
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Alexandre Tuffèri, also spelled Tuffère, was a French athlete, but he was born in and lived in Greece. He set several Greek national records, and his 1906 Intercalated Olympic participation is generally credited to Greece. Placing second in the first modern Olympic competition ever, the 1896 triple jump, he was France’s first Olympic medallist.

Personal Best: TJ – 12.70 (1896).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1896 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Alexandre Tuffèri
100 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) AC
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Alexandre Tuffèri
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 6
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics GRE Alexandre Tuffèri
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Intercalated) AC h2 r1/2
Standing High Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Standing Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) 7