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Jim Giraud

Full name: James "Jim" Giraud
Other name(s): Jacques Giraud
Gender: Male
Born: May 14, 1882 in İzmir, İzmir, Turkey
Died: November 12, 1969 in İzmir, İzmir, Turkey
Affiliations: Smyrna Football Club, İzmir (TUR)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Tennis, Football

Related Olympians: Cousin of Donald Whittall; Cousin of Herbert Whittall; Cousin of Albert Whittall; Cousin of Godfrey Whittall; Cousin of Edward Whittall; Brother of Edmund Giraud; Cousin of Percy La Fontaine.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jacques Giraud, better known as Jim, won a silver medal as part of the Smryrna (Turkey) Football Club at the 1906 Athens Olympics. He also competed in the tennis competition but after a walkover against the Italian Gine de Martino in the first round he was beaten in three sets by the Dutchman Karel Beukema in the next round.

Giraud was born in the Levant community in Smyrna at the end of the 19th century. His father was married to Mary Adelaide Whittall and Jim’s brother Edmund was also in the 1906 Olympic team. Also in that team were six of his cousins; Albert, Edward, Godfrey, Donald and Herbert Whitall, whose fathers were all brothers of Mary Whittall, and Percy la Fontaine whose mother Edith was Mary’s sister.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 23 Athina Football Men's Football Smyrna FRA 2 Silver
1906 Summer 23 Athina Tennis Men's Singles France FRA 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1906 Summer 23 Athina Tennis France FRA Round Two Match #5 2 Beukema (NED) 2, Giraud (FRA) 1 1
1906 Summer 23 Athina Tennis France FRA Round One Match #8 AC Giraud (FRA) walkover

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1906 Summer 23 Athina Football Smyrna FRA Final Standings 2 1906-04-23 0
1906 Summer 23 Athina Football Smyrna FRA Final Round Match 2/3 1 1906-04-25 Smyrna 3, Thessaloníki-1 0
1906 Summer 23 Athina Football Smyrna FRA Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1906-04-23 DEN 5, Smyrna 1
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