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Aimé Gruet-Masson

Full name: Aimé Gruet-Masson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: December 8, 1940 in Septmoncel, Jura, France
Died: July 12, 2014
Country: FRA France
Sport: Biathlon

Biography

One of the top French biathletes of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Aimé Gruet-Masson competed in most of the major international tournaments between 1968 and 1976. Besides competing in three Olympics, Gruet-Masson also contested seven World Championships. His best result was a 13th place in the 1972 Olympic relay; individually he placed 21st in the 1975 individual event at the World Championships. Following his retirement after the Innsbruck Olympics, he became coach of the French junior team through 1981, after which he coached the seniors until 1984. He also served as the chairman of the biathlon committee of the French Skiing Federation (FFS) from 1993 through 2002, and was involved in sports shooting in the Jura region.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres France FRA 42
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay France FRA 10
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres France FRA 51
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay France FRA 13
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres France FRA 42

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Biathlon France Final Standings 42 1-31:50.4 11 1-20:50.4 31 3 19:06 =40 4 43:32 44 3 1-01:36 49 1 1-23:23 43
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Biathlon France Final Standings 51 1-33:44.41 15 1-18:44.41 33 2 19:51.05 40 6 43:16.74 52 4 1-03:49.15 52 3 1-24:53.67 52
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Biathlon France Final Standings 42 1-27:35.81 9 1-18:35.81 38 2 18:45.73 45 2 39:01.25 44 0 57:29.21 38 5 1-21:22.41 42

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ET ER ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Biathlon France FRA Final Standings 10 38:43.7 3 1-54:51.0 11
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Biathlon France FRA Final Standings 13 31:24.02 1 2-03:08.90 13 6 1 3 0 3
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