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Jean Gachet

Full name: Jean Gachet
Gender: Male
Born: June 2, 1894 in Saint-Étienne, Loire, France
Died: February 4, 1968 in Saint-Étienne, Loire, France
Affiliations: Boxing Club Stéphanois, Saint-Étienne (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jean Gachet was amateur champion of France in 1919-20 but lost in the 1920 Olympic final to his countryman, Paul Fritsch, who had lost the 1920 French title to Gachet. Gachet turned professional after the Olympics, fighting 40 times, with 30 victories, but never won a major title. He later became a boxing trainer and referee, and directed his own gym in Saint-Étienne. He also started a business as an undertaker. Gachet died two days before the Opening Ceremony of the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Featherweight France FRA 2 Silver

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Boxing France FRA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-08-24 Fritsch (FRA) , Gachet (FRA)
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Boxing France FRA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-23 Gachet (FRA) , Zivic (USA) decision
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Boxing France FRA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-23 Gachet (FRA) , Bovy (BEL) knock-out 1
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Boxing France FRA Round Two Match #3 1 1920-08-22 Gachet (FRA) , Olsen (NOR) decision
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Boxing France FRA Round One Match #5 1 1920-08-21 Gachet (FRA) bye
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