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André Six

Full name: André Jules Henri Six
Gender: Male
Born: July 15, 1879 in Lambersart, Nord, France
Died: April 1, 1915 in Chelles, Seine-et-Marne, France
Affiliations: Tritons Lillois, Lille (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

André Six was the silver medallist in the underwater swimming event when it was held at the Olympics for the one and only time. A member of the Tritons Lillois swimming club, his good friend, and fellow club member, [Charles Devendeville] won the gold medal. Six enlisted in the French Amy in 1910 and served two years. However, as a reservist, he was called up for further service in August 1914 and was killed in an accident the following April whilst serving at Fort de Chelles, Seine et Marne. His friend Devendeville had been killed in action just six months earlier.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 20 Paris Swimming Men's Underwater Swimming France FRA 2 Silver

Men's Underwater Swimming

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D T
1900 Summer 20 Paris Swimming France Final Standings 2 185.4 60.00 1:05.4
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