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Paul Masson

Full name: Paul Michel Pierre Adrien Masson (-Nossam)
Gender: Male
Born: October 11, 1876 in Mostaganem, Mostaganem, Algeria
Died: November 30, 1944
Affiliations: Associacion Vélocipédique Internationale
Country: FRA France
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

At the first modern Olympics in 1896, Paul Masson won three cycling events – the match sprint, the one-lap time trial, and the 10,000 metre track event. The three cycling golds at one Games has been bettered among men only by Marcus Hurley (USA) in 1904 and equaled only by Robert Charpentier (FRA) in 1936 and Chris Hoy in 2008. Masson had no significant international record prior to the 1896 Olympics. After the Olympics he turned professional, adopting the name Paul Nossam (Masson spelled backwards). His only significant performance as Paul Nossam was third in the world professional sprint championship in 1897. Paul Masson was not related to the namesake of the famous wine company.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 19 Athina Cycling Men's Sprint France FRA 1 Gold
1896 Summer 19 Athina Cycling Men's 333⅓ metres Time Trial France FRA 1 Gold
1896 Summer 19 Athina Cycling Men's 10,000 metres France FRA 1 Gold

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 19 Athina Cycling France Final Standings 1 4:58 1/5

Men's 333⅓ metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 19 Athina Cycling France Final Standings 1 24

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 19 Athina Cycling France Final Standings 1 17:54 1/5
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