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Jean-Paul Martin du Gard

Full name: Jean-Paul Marc Pierre Martin du Gard
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: May 3, 1927 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: February 26, 2017 in Paris, Paris, France
Affiliations: Paris UC, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics

Biography

A 400-metre specialist, Jean-Paul Martin du Gard competed at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics. He was capped 35 times in internationals for France from 1949-56. Martin du Gard ran for the Paris University Club. He won a silver medal in the 400 metres at the 1949 World University Games, and a gold medal in the 4x400 at the 1954 European Championships. He was French Champion in the 200 metres in 1955, and ran on three French record setting 4x400 relay teams, in 1950, 1952, and 1954.

Martin du Gard later became President of the athletic section of PUC from 1998-2003, and led the International French Athletics Group from 1998-2002. His career was as an architect, and he served as an advisor to the Ministry of Health from 1961-87. His most prominent works were the CREPS of Reims, hospitals in Verdun and Bar-le-Duc, an addition to the hospital in Vésinet, the Centers for the Disabled in Ghyvelde and Saran, and the Polyclinique de Liévin.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay France FRA 6
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Men's 400 metres France FRA 6 h4 r2/4
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay France FRA 3 h2 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics France Quarter-Finals Heat Four 6 48.2 48.37
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics France Round One Heat Eight 3 QU 48.3 48.39

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics France FRA Final 6 3:10.1 3:10.33 46,8
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics France FRA Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:12.6 3:12.72
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics France FRA Round One Heat Two 3 3:11.8 3:11.76
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