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.


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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