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Charles Lanusse

Full name: Charles Georges Lanusse Réchoulet
Gender: Male
Born: August 25, 1896 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Died: February 14, 1976 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Cycling

Biography

The son of a bicycle mechanic, Charles Lanusse took to cycling at an early age and gained national attention in France prior to World War I for his talents in the sport. Following the career interrupt due to this conflict, he earned a reputation as one of the best French sprinters and captured both the European Championships and the Grand Prix de Bordeaux in 1920. He was therefore selected to represent his country at that year’s Summer Olympics, where he won his opening heat against [Albert White] of Great Britain and [Axel Hornemann Hansen] of Denmark. In round two, however, he came in second behind Britain’s [Thomas Johnson], the eventual silver medalist, and was eliminated. He continued to compete for several years, winning the 1922 and 1923 Grand Prix de Bordeaux, before retiring to run a garage for automobiles, the Parc des Sports, in his native Bordeaux. He was also an able tandem cyclist and competed at a high level in that discipline as well.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Sprint France FRA 2 h3 r5/6

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M 2cST
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Cycling France Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 ï½½ length behind
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Cycling France Repêchage Heats Heat Two 1 QU 13.0
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Cycling France Repêchage Heats Final Heat 1 QU 13.0
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Cycling France Round Two Heat Five 2 ï½½ length behind
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Cycling France Round One Heat Nine 1 QU 13.0
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