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Jean Cosmat

Full name: Jean Georges Cosmat
Gender: Male
Born: July 3, 1910 in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France
Died: March 29, 2010 in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France
Affiliations: CA Nantes, Nantes (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


A rower for CA Nantes of France, Jean Marcel Cosmat captured eight league titles in his home country from 1932 through 1936 and was a member of European Championship-winning teams in the coxed four events of 1934 and 1935. At the 1936 Summer Olympics he, alongside brothers [Fernand] and [Marcel Vandernotte], [Marcel Chauvigné] and coxswain [Noël Vandernotte] captured a bronze medal in the same event, falling short of the Swiss and German teams, whom Cosmat believed had been given far more opportunities to prepare for the event. He continued competing for several years, but retired at the onset of World War II. By 2008 he was the oldest Olympic medalist in France and was made an Officer of the Ordre national du Mérite, alongside Noël Vanderotte, who was the only other surviving member of the team. He died several months shy of his 100th birthday, after falling down the stairs in his home in Nantes.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Fours France FRA 3 Bronze

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Rowing France FRA Final Round 7:33.3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Rowing France FRA Semi-Finals Heat Three 8:00.6
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Rowing France FRA Round One Heat Two 6:45.0
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