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Jules Bouquet

Full name: Jules Bouquet
Gender: Male
Born: November 30, 1888 in Moulins, Allier, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Jules Bouquet competed in many sports, but was best known as a wrestler. He was a 7-time French wrestling champion, won the 1919 French Military Championship, and won a bronze medal at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games. In other sports, he competed at the regional level in athletics (in pole vault), cycling (as a sprinter), football, gymnastics, and weightlifting. Bouquet was severely injured by weapons fire in World War I but survived to wrestle at the 1920 Olympics.

Bouquet would later become known for his work in sports administration, particularly in wrestling. He founded the Fédération Française de Lutte Amateur in 1919, and later founded the Fédération Française de Lutte Indépendante in 1935, serving as its President from 1935-37. He helped organize the European Wrestling Championships in 1927, 1929, and 1933, and helped found regional wrestling federations in Bretagne, Normandie, and Touraine. Bouquet also served as technical secretary for the French Olympic Committee from 1924-28.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman France FRA AC r2/5
1924 Summer 35 Paris Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle France FRA 5T

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Wrestling France FRA Round Two Match #6 2 1920-08-17 Beránek (TCH) fall (1:07), Bouquet (FRA)

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 35 Paris Wrestling France FRA Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1924-07-12 Larsson (SWE) decision, Bouquet (FRA)
1924 Summer 35 Paris Wrestling France FRA Round One Match #5 AC 1924-07-11 Bouquet (FRA)