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Robert Christophe

Full name: Robert Christophe
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: February 22, 1938 in Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Died: April 18, 2016 in Avignon, Vaucluse, France
Affiliations: CN Marseille, Marseille (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Robert Christophe was a backstroker who won 30 French titles. His best international efforts came in winning European titles in the 100 back at Budapest in 1958 and Leipzig in 1962, adding a 1962 gold medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay in world record time. He competed at three Olympics (1956, 1960, 1964), but did not win a medal, placing fourth in the 100 back in both 1956 and 1960. Christophe set 26 French records and five European records and led the 1959 world list in the 100 backstroke. He was also champion in the 100 back at the 1959 Mediterranean Games and the 1961 Jeux de l’amitié. He later became a coach and President of the Cercle des Nageurs Avignonnais.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke France FRA 4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke France FRA 4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay France FRA 3 h1 r1/2
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay France FRA 2 h1 r1/2
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke France FRA 6 h5 r1/3

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Swimming France FRA Round One Heat One 2 56.3 2:46.3 2

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming France Final 4 1:04.9
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming France Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 1:04.6
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming France Round One Heat One 1 Q/OR 1:04.2
1960 Summer 22 Roma Swimming France Final 4 1:03.2
1960 Summer 22 Roma Swimming France Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 1:03.7
1960 Summer 22 Roma Swimming France Round One Heat Three 1 Q 1:04.0

Men's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 100-200m
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Swimming France Round One Heat Five 6 2:22.5 1:08.8 6 1:13.7 (6)

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1960 Summer 22 Roma Swimming France FRA Round One Heat One 3 1:03.2 1:03.2 1
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