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Guy Drut

Full name: Guy Drut
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: December 6, 1950 in Oignies, Pas-de-Calais, France
Affiliations: Étoile Oignies, Oignies (FRA) / Stade français, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

As a junior, Guy Drut was a multi-talented athlete who won the 1968 French junior decathlon title. After winning his first of seven French titles in the 110 m hurdles in 1970 (others won in 1971-73, 1975-76, 1980), he decided to concentrate on the high hurdles. Drut first competed internationally at the 1970 European Indoor Championships, where he won bronze in the 60 m hurdles, before competing at the 1971 Mediterranean Games, where he won gold in the 110 hurdles. He then won gold in 50 m hurdles at the European Indoor Championships, before finishing second at the 1972 München Olympics. At the 1974 European Championships, Drut won gold, repeating that victory at the 1976 Montréal Olympics. His last international tournament was the 1981 European Indoor Championships, where he won a bronze medal in the 50 m hurdles.

After retirement from sports, Drut became active in business and politics. He was a member of the French Parliament from 1986-2007, served as Minister of Youth and Sports from 1995-97, and was also mayor of Coloummiers from 1992-2008. In 2005, Drut was tried on charges of allegedly holding fictitious jobs between 1990 and 1992 to fund his political party. He always maintained his innocence and was granted amnesty by French President Jacques Chirac in 2006.

Personal Best: 110H – 13.0 (1975).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles France FRA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles France FRA 1 Gold

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics France Final 2 13.34 8
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics France Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 13.49 5
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics France Round One Heat Five 1 QU 13.78 5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics France Final 1 13.30 5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics France Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 13.49 1
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics France Round One Heat Two 3 QU 14.04 3
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