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Charles Devendeville

Full name: Charles Devendeville
Gender: Male
Born: March 8, 1882 in Lesquin, Nord, France
Died: September 19, 1914 in Rheims, Marne, France
Affiliations: Tritons Lillois, Lille (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Water Polo, Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Charles Devendeville competed in underwater swimming at the 1900 Paris Olympics, the only time that event has been contested at the Olympics, and won the competition. He also played water polo with Tritons Lillois #2. Devendeville was a house painter. He joined the Army in 1904, serving in the 1e Régiment d’Infanterie, but moved to the reserves in 1905, serving with the 151e Régiment d’Infanterie from 1908-14. When mobilized in 1914, Devendeville was returned to the 1e Régiment d’Infanterie, with whom he was fighting when he was killed at Reims in September 1914.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 18 Paris Water Polo Men's Water Polo Tritons Lillois-2 FRA 5T
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Men's Underwater Swimming France FRA 1 Gold

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1900 Summer 18 Paris Water Polo Tritons Lillois-2 FRA Round One Match #1 2 1900-08-11 Osborne Swimming Club, Manchester 12, Tritons Lillois-2 0 0

Men's Underwater Swimming

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D T
1900 Summer 18 Paris Swimming France Final Standings 1 188.4 60.00 1:08.4
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