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Jean Gougoltz

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameJean•Gougoltz
Used nameJean•Gougoltz
Born26 March 1875 in Küssnacht (SUI)
Died10 January 1917 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
NOC Switzerland


Although he was Swiss, Jean Gougoltz competed frequently in France, and later in his career in six-day races in North America. His professional career lasted from 1895-1908. He twice won the Grand Prix d’Angers in the sprint, in 1896-97. He was also sprint champion of France in 1895 and of Switzerland in 1900, and won the Swiss Championship in the motor-paced event in 1905. But he was also a road racer, riding at Paris-Roubaix in 1901, Bordeaux-Paris in 1904, and the Bol d’Or in 1902 and 1908. He started at least nine six-day events in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, with his best finish being third in 1900.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) SUI Jean Gougoltz
Sprint, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3 h4 r3/7
Tandem Sprint, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Matthieu Cordang 2 h3 r1/3
Points Race, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC
3,000 metres, Handicap, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC h1 r1/2