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Jacques Vernier

Full name: Jacques Vernier
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: July 21, 1923 in Grand-Charmont, Doubs, France
Died: April 14, 2015 in Avignon, Vaucluse, France
Affiliations: CA Français, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Jean Vernier.


Jacques Vernier was a distance runner who competed at the 1948 Olympics in the 5,000 metres. Vernier was French champion at that distance in 1948, defeating [Alain Mimoun] in a French record 14:35.8. In 1949 Vernier again broke that record, recording 14:20.6 in Göteborg, Sweden. He competed at the 1950 European Championships, dropping out in the final, and ran in the 1949 International Cross-Country Championships, finishing 33rd. During his career he ran variously for CA Français, UA Grenoble, Grenoble OU, and Grenbole UC.

Personal Best\: 5000 – 14:20.6 (1949).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Men's 5,000 metres France FRA 5 h1 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics France Round One Heat One 5 15:29.8
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