Full name: François Claessens
Born: October 2, 1897 in Berchem, Antwerpen, Belgium
Died: September 29, 1971 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Affiliations: Berchemse Turnkring
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Competing in gymnastics as a teenager, François Claessens was educated as a diamond cutter. He served in the Belgian army in the run-up to the Antwerp Olympics, but was allowed to train for the Games during his service. The training paid off, as the Belgian team placed second in the team all-around (European system). Claessens remained active in gymnastics, competing internationally again at an international concours in Brno (Czechoslovakia). He later operated a diamond cutting shop in Antwerpen.
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