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, although he was born and lived in Athens, his father was French. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics and the 1900 Summer Olympics for France, and the 1906 Intercalated Games for Greece.[1]

Following the refusal from the International Olympic Committee allowing him to represent Greece he entered the 1896 Summer Olympics representing France, his first event was the triple jump and after jumping 12.70 metres he finished in second place behind James Connolly of the United States and thus becoming the first French medallist.[2][1] The next day Tuffère competed in the long jump but there isn't any record of the distance he jumped and it is just known he didn't finish in the top four.[3]

Four years later, Tuffère competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris, and again he was representing the French, he enterted the triple jump and again there is no known distance he jumped but did finish in sixth place.[4]

Tuffère the competed in the 1906 Intercalated Games, this time representing Greece, where he entered the 110 metres hurdles and finished fourth in his heat so didn't qualify for the final,[5] he also entered the standing long jump he finished in seventh place out of 30 starters when he jumped 2.855 metres.[6]

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.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexandre Tuffèri". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's Triple Jump". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Athletics at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's Long Jump". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's Triple Jump". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Athletics at the 1906 Athina Summer Games: Men's 110 metres Hurdles Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Athletics at the 1906 Athina Summer Games: Men's Standing Long Jump". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  7. ^ Flitouris (2005), 37–52

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