Jean Taris

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Jean Taris
Medal record
Men's swimming
Competitor for  France
Olympics Games
Silver 1932 Los Angeles 400 m freestyle
European Championships
Gold 1934 Magdeburg 400 m freestyle
Gold 1934 Magdeburg 1500 m freestyle
Silver 1931 Paris 400 m freestyle

Jean C. E. Taris (6 July 1909 – 10 January 1977) was a French swimmer who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics, 1932 Summer Olympics and 1936 Summer Olympics.

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Taris was born in Versailles.

In the 1928 Olympics, he was third with the French relay team in his first round heat of 4×200 m freestyle relay event and fifth in his first round heat of 1500 m freestyle event and did not advance in both occasions.

In the 1932 Olympic games in Los Angeles, Taris won a silver medal in the 400 m freestyle event, which was won by Buster Crabbe of the United States. He was also sixth in 1500 m freestyle event.

In the 1936 Olympics, he was a member of the French relay team that placed fourth in 4×200 m freestyle relay event and sixth in 400 m freestyle event.

Taris was the subject of Jean Vigo's short film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion in 1930.

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