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James Couttet

Full name: James Couttet
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: July 6, 1921 in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France
Died: November 13, 1997 in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France
Affiliations: Ski Club Chamonix
Country: FRA France
Sport: Alpine Skiing, Ski Jumping

Related Olympians: Husband of Lucienne Schmidt-Couttet.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

James Couttet competed at the 1948 and 1952 Winter Olympics in alpine skiing, but was also a ski jumper at the St. Moritz 1948 Games. He won a silver medal in slalom in 1948, also adding a World Championship bronze medal in the combined in 1948. Couttet was a champion before World War II, winning a gold medal in downhill at the 1938 World Championships at Engelberg. At the 1950 Worlds in Aspen, Colorado, he added a silver in downhill and a bronze in the giant slalom to his trophy case. Couttet was less successful at the 1952 Winter Olympics, his best finish a sixth in the slalom. He retired in 1955 and became coach of the French alpine ski team for the 1956 Winter Olympics. He later helped design and build ski lifts. Couttet married another Olympian, Lucienne Schmidt-Couttet.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill France FRA 13
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual France FRA 25
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom France FRA 2 Silver
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Combined France FRA 3 Bronze
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill France FRA 11
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom France FRA 14
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom France FRA 6

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 13 3:07.3
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 11 2:38.7

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping France Final Standings 25 194.3
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping France Jump 1 NP 54.5
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping France Jump 2 NP 58.0

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 14 2:34.9

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PT
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 2 2:10.8
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing France Run 1 2 1:07.5 0:00
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing France Run 2 4 1:03.3 0:00
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 6 2:02.8
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Alpine Skiing France Run 1 6T Q 1:01.1 0:00
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Alpine Skiing France Run 2 5 1:01.7 0:00

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T PT
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 3 6.95
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing France Downhill 8 6.95 3:07.3
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing France Slalom 1 0.00 2:14.9
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing France Slalom Run 1 1 1:08.7 0:00
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing France Slalom Run 2 2 1:06.2 0:00