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Léon Binoche

Full name: Léon Binoche
Gender: Male
Born: August 16, 1878 in Champs-sur-Yonne, Yonne, France
Died: August 1962
Affiliations: Racing Club de France, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Rugby

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Léon Binoche won a gold medal in rugby at the 1900 Paris Olympics. A scrum-half, he played for Racing Club de France from 1895-1902, winning French titles with them in 1900 and 1902. Binoche studied law at the Lycée Carnot in Paris and then worked as a lawyer.

Binoche’s son, General François Binoche was a major figure in the French resistance and later became commander of the French sector of occupied Berlin, while his daughter, Antoinette Binoche was also a major figure in the French resistance under the codename “Toni.” His great-niece was the Oscar winning actress Juliette Binoche.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 21 Paris Rugby Men's Rugby Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques FRA 1 Gold

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T C P DG
1900 Summer 21 Paris Rugby Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques FRA Round-Robin Match #1 1 1900-10-14 Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques 27, Frankfurt Club 17 Full-Half 0 0 0 0 0
1900 Summer 21 Paris Rugby Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques FRA Round-Robin Match #2 1 1900-10-28 Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques 27, Moseley Wanderers 8 Full-Half 3 1 0 0 0
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