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Marcel Gerdil

Full name: Marcel Gerdil
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: January 24, 1928 in Annemasse, Haute-Savoie, France
Died: February 20, 2012 in San Justo Desvern, Barcelona, Spain
Affiliations: Paris UC, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Marcel Gerdil was known mostly for his work in relays with the Paris Union Club, with whom he set a French 4x100 record in 1950, with Gerdil running lead-off while winning the French title. He also ran on three 4x200 French record teams, one in 1950 and two in 1952. The final 4x200 mark of 1:26.0 was also a European record. He retired to Sant Just Desvern where he lived out his life.

Personal Best: 200 – 21.9 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Men's 200 metres France FRA 5 h3 r2/4

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics France Quarter-Finals Heat Three 5 22.0 22.37
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics France Round One Heat Six 2 QU 22.5 22.71