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Denise Laborie-Guénard

Full name: Denise Rose Raymonde Laborie-Guénard
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: January 13, 1934 in Saint-Maurice-le-Girard, Vendée, France
Died: May 23, 2017
Affiliations: Union Sportive Métro-Transport/Union Sportive Ivry/Individuelle Ile-de-France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics

Biography

An all-around athlete, Denise Laborie-Guénard competed at three Olympics from 1952-64. Her major international medal was a silver she won in the pentathlon at the 1962 European Championships. She also competed at the Europeans in the high hurdles in 1954 and the pentathlon in 1966. Laborie-Guénard earned 47 international caps and won 20 French Championships. She was 80 metre hurdles champion in 1954-55, 1960-62, and 1965; high jump champion in 1953 and 1964; long jump champion in 1965-66; discus champion in 1959; and pentathlon champion in 1953-54, 1961, and 1964-68.

After retiring from competition in the later 1960s, Laborie-Guénard became a professor of physical education. She also joined the French International Athletics Group (GIFA), of which she became a leading administrator. Her husband was Jacques Guénard, a top javelin thrower, and their son, Philippe, competed for French youth teams in decathlon.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.7 (1963); 80H – 10.8 (1965); Pen – 4735 (1962).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100 metres France FRA 3 h11r1/4
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay France FRA 4 h3 r1/2
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles France FRA 6 h2 r2/3
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay France FRA 8
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Women's Pentathlon France FRA 12

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics France Round One Heat Eleven 3 12.6 12.88

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics France Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 11.4 11.51
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics France Round One Heat Three 2 QU 11.2 11.37

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics France FRA Round One Heat Three 4 47.6 47.79
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics France FRA Final 8 46.1 8
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics France FRA Round One Heat Two 4 QU 46.0

Women's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) T D P(1962T) H
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics France Final Standings 12 4,548
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics France 80 metre hurdles 6T 1.027 11.1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics France 80 metre hurdles Heat One 3 1.027 11.1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics France Shot put 10 11.30 807
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics France High jump 8T 945 1.60
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics France Long jump 15 5.69 918
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics France 200 metres 14T 851 25.9
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics France 200 metres Heat One 2 851 25.9
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