André Gaudin

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Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Silver medal – second place 1900 Paris Single sculls

André Gaudin (born 30 November 1874) was a French rower who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century. He participated in Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris[1][2] and won the silver medal in the single sculls.[1] Herman Barrelet won gold.[3]

The rowing events were held on the river Seine with controversy erupting during the single scull semi-finals. Saint-George Ashe of Great Britain rowed far enough out of his lane to interfere with Raymond Benoit during the heats. Despite this, Ashe was able to keep his victory in them. He failed to qualify in the semi-final; Ashe then contended he should still be allowed to continue on to the finals.[4]

Both Gaudin and Barrelet objected to this and refused to participate further if Ashe was allowed to advance to the finals. Both men were able to be convinced to race against Ashe. Barrelet and Gaudin easily beat Ashe; Barrelet won the gold medal and Gaudin the silver, while Ashe placed third to receive a bronze medal.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Andre Gaudin". Olympic.org. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Andre Gaudin". sports reference.com. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Mallon 1997, p. 151.
  4. ^ Mallon 1997, pp. 150-151.
  5. ^ Mallon 1997, pp. 151-152.

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