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Gilbert Prouteau

Full name: Gilbert Prouteau
Gender: Male
Born: June 14, 1917 in Nesmy, Vendée, France
Died: August 2, 2012 in Cholet, Maine-et-Loire, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Gilbert Prouteau’s first passion was athletics and he placed second overall at the 1939 French National Track and Field Championships. Following World War II he began to focus on a career as a writer that he had developed at a young age and it is in this capacity that he earned an Olympic medal, winning bronze in the mixed lyrical works competition at the 1948 Summer Games for his poem Rythme du Stade. Aside from poetry he authored over 50 books, including Le Sexe des Anges, which was a finalist for France’s prestigious Prix Goncourt. He did win numerous other awards, however, including the Prix Gérard de Nerval, the Grand Prix de littérature de la Ville de Bordeaux, the Grand Prix de littérature des Écrivains de l'Ouest, and the Grand Prix de Littérature sportive. He also had a brief career as a filmmaker and was considered one of France’s premier living poets until his death in 2012 at the age of 95.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 31 London Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Lyric Works France FRA 3 Bronze

Mixed Literature, Lyric Works

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 31 London Art Competitions France Final Standings 3 Rythme du Stade
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