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Géo André

Full name: Georges Ivan "Géo" André (Monnard-)
Nickname(s): Le Bison
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: August 13, 1889 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: May 4, 1943 in Mateur, Bizerte, Tunisia
Affiliations: Stade français, Paris (FRA) / Racing Club de France, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Jacques André.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Géo André competed for Stade français (up to 1908) and for Racing CF (from 1909 onwards). A superb all-around athlete, he won multiple French championships as follows\: 110 metres hurdles (1908, 1914, 1919, 1922); 400 metres hurdles (1913-14, 1919-20, 1922); high jump (1907-1909, 1911, 1914, 1919); and standing high jump (1909, 1911-12, 1914, 1919-20). André set several French records, notably in the 110 metres hurdles (1908 – 15.8; 1922 – 15.4), 400 metres hurdles (1913 – 57.0; 1920 – 57.0 / 56.0 / 55.6), high jump (1907 – 1.79; 1908 – 1.80 / 1.885), and 4×400 metres relay (1922 – 3:24.0). André also played for the French national rugby team from 1913-14.

Géo André recited the athletes’ oath at the 1924 Paris Olympics and on the occasion of his fourth participation since 1908 he also was the flag-bearer of his country at the Opening Ceremony. Later he wrote for several well-known French sports newspapers. During World War I he was wounded as a pilot. Later In World War II he was a member of the French resistance troops and was shot by the SS in 1943 in Tunis. André was the father of French 400 m hurdler Jacques André.

Personal Bests\: 400 – 49.0 (1914); 110H – 15.4 (1922); 400H – 54.8e (1920); HJ – 1.88 (1908); Dec – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics Men's High Jump France FRA 2T Silver
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics Men's Standing High Jump France FRA 5T
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles France FRA 3 h6 r2/3
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's High Jump France FRA NP QR
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's Standing High Jump France FRA NP QR
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump France FRA 16
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's Pentathlon France FRA 22
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's Decathlon France FRA AC DNF
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 400 metres France FRA 5 h2 r3/4
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles France FRA 4
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay France FRA 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 34 Paris Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles France FRA 4

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics France Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 50.5est
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics France Quarter-Finals Heat Four 3 QU 51.3est 1 m. bh2
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics France Round One Heat Four 2 QU 52.3est 5 m. bh1

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Semi-Finals Heat Six 3
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Round One Heat Three 2 QU 16.8

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB L
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics France Final 4 54.8est 1 m. bh3 4
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics France Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 55.5est chest bh1
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics France Round One Heat Five 2 QU 55.9est
1924 Summer 34 Paris Athletics France Final 4 56.2 3
1924 Summer 34 Paris Athletics France Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 56.7
1924 Summer 34 Paris Athletics France Round One Heat Three 1 QU 56.0

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics France FRA Final 3 3:23.5est 4 m. bh2
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics France FRA Round One Heat One 3 QU 3:46.6est 40 m. bh2

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I) C/F/P H
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics France Final Standings 2T 1.88 6-2
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics France Final Round 2T 1.88 6-2
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics France Final Round 1.88 metres NP xxo
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics France Final Round 1.90 metres NP xxx
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics France Qualifying Round NP QU 1.88 6-2
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics France Qualifying Round Group B 1T 1.88 6-2
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round NP 1.70
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group C 7 1.70
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group C 1.60 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group C 1.70 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group C 1.75 metres 7 xxx

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I) H C/F/P
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics France Final Standings 5T 1.47 4-10
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round NP 1.45
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group C 2T 1.45
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group C 1.30 metres NP pass
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group C 1.35 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group C 1.40 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group C 1.45 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group C 1.50 metres 2T xxx

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Final Standings 16 3.02
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round NP 3.02
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group D 5 3.02
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group D Round One 4 3.02
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group D Round Two 5 2.96
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Qualifying Round Group D Round Three NP foul

Men's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O EF D T AO
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Final Standings 22 60 3 events
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Long jump 21 5.98
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Javelin throw 21 34.83
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France 200 metres 18T 24.6
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France 200 metres Heat Two 3 24.6

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T P(1912AT) P(1985T) D H
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Final Standings AC DNF
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France 100 metres 10T 11.6 809.6 683
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France 100 metres Heat Nine 2 11.6 809.6 683
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Long jump 26 539.40 502 5.60
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Shot put 20 510 480 9.90
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France High jump 4T 790 585 1.75
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France 400 metres 10 54.5 770.64 617
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France 400 metres Heat Six 1 54.5 770.64 613
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France Discus throw 17 388.6 374 25.37
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France 110 metre hurdles 4T 16.4 867.00 662
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics France 110 metre hurdles Heat Six 1 16.4 867.0 662
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