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François Bonlieu

Full name: François Bonlieu
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: March 21, 1937 in Juvincourt-et-Damary, Aisne, France
Died: August 18, 1973 in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Affiliations: CR Mont Blanc
Country: FRA France
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Edith Bonlieu; Brother-in-law of Jean Vuarnet.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

François Bonlieu became a member of the French ski team when he was only 15 years old. In 1954, when only 17, he won a silver medal in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Aare. In 1958, Bonlieu added a World bronze medal at the championships in Bad Gastein, Austria. Although he competed at both the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Winter Games, he had failed to win a medal. In 1964, however, he came thru to win the gold medal in the giant slalom at Innsbruck. He was also a two-time slalom winner at the Arlberg-Kandahar, in 1959 and 1963, and was a three-time French national champion. Bonlieu’s sister, Edith, also skied at the 1956 Winter Olympics. François Bonlieu eventually was killed in a fight in Cannes on the Promenade de la Croisette, after an argument.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 18 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom France FRA 9
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom France FRA 11
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom France FRA AC DQ
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill France FRA 15
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom France FRA 1 Gold
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom France FRA AC r2/2

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 15 2:21.71

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Winter 18 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 9 3:11.8
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 11 1:51.2
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 1 1:46.71

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing France Final Standings AC DQ
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing France Run 1 2T 1:09.8
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing France Run 2 AC DQ [1:04.2]
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Round AC DQ
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Round Run 1 AC DQ
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Qualifying Round One 1 Q 51.23
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