Alexandre Tuffère

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Alexandre Tuffère
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Alexandre Tuffèri
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  France
Olympic Games Athens, Greece
Silver medal – second place 1896 Athens Triple jump

Alexandre Tuffère or Tuffèri (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Τουφερής - Alexandros Touferis) (born June 8, 1876, Athens, Greece – died 14 March 1958) was a FrenchGreek athlete, who was born and lived in Athens. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in his hometown for France, but he also set several national records in Greece.

He placed second in the triple jump, a full metre behind the winner (James Brendan Connolly of the United States. Tuffèri's jump was 12.70 metres to Connolly's 13.71 metres.

Tuffère was one of nine athletes to compete in the long jump. The only information known about his placing in the event is that he was not one of the top four.

He also participated at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris in the triple jump event and finished 6th. He also participated in mid-Olympics (1906) this time for Greece.

In November 1940, Tuffère, who was living in Athens at the time, was nominated as the head of a gaullist group, organized by sympathizers of the Free French movement. However, the true leader of the group, initiated by general Georges Catroux who was in Cairo at the time, was Octave Merlier.[1]


  1. ^ Flitouris (2005), 37–52