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Charles Bozon

Full name: Charles Bozon
Gender: Male
Born: December 15, 1932 in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France
Died: July 7, 1964 in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France
Affiliations: Club Sport Chamonix, Chamonix (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Charles Bozon was one of the top French skiiers in the late 1950s, winning six French titles – downhill in 1956-57, and slalom and giant slalom in 1956 and 1961. He won an Olympic bronze medal in the slalom at Squaw Valley in 1960. As the Olympics in that era doubled as World Championships, Bozon also claimed World Championship silver medals in the combined in both 1956 and 1960, but these were not Olympic events. At the separate World Championships, Bozon won a gold medal in the slalom in 1962 in his hometown of Chamonix. Bozon was tragically killed in July 1964 in an avalanche on the Aiguille Verte, along with three climbing companions, in the mountains of the Haute Savoie near Mont Blanc. The road from Chamonix to Perpignan was later named in his honor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill France FRA 8
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom France FRA 5
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom France FRA 7
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill France FRA 8
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom France FRA 9
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom France FRA 3 Bronze

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 8 3:01.9
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 8 2:09.6

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 5 3:08.4
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 9 1:51.0

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PT
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 7 3:26.2
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing France Run 1 10T 1:32.3 0:00
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing France Run 2 7 1:53.9 0:00
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 3 2:10.4
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing France Run 1 2T 1:09.8
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing France Run 2 5 1:00.6