Georgette Gagneux

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Georgette Gagneux
Georgette Gagneux 1928.jpg
Georgette Gagneaux winning 100 m preliminaries at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born 17 June 1907
Etampes, France
Died 1 April 1931 (aged 23)
Chamonix, France
Sport Athletics
Club Linnet's Saint-Maur, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 1928

Georgette Gagneux (17 June 1907 – 1 April 1931) was a French sprint runner who competed at the 1928 Olympics. She was eliminated in a semifinal of the 100 m event and finished fourth in the 4 × 100 m relay.[1]


Running for club Linnet's Saint-Maur, she won six French national track titles: two in the 80 metres, three in the Long Jump and one in the Shot Put.[2]

1923 she participated in the third Women’s Olympiad in Monte Carlo winning brons in the sprint 60 metres event.

She participated in the 1928 Olympic Games at Amsterdam. A semi-finalist in the 100 m, she placed fourth in the 4 x 100 metres relay (alongside Yolande Plancke, Marguerite Radideau and Lucienne Velu).[3]

On 15 July 1928 at Paris, she established a new world record in the 4 x 100 metres relay alongside her teammates from Linnet's Saint-Maur: Lucienne Velu, Simone Warnier et Marguerite Radideau, in the time of 50 seconds.

She also held the French national record in the Shot Put, Long Jump, 100m and also the 4 x 100m relay.

Elle died on 1 April 1931 at Chamonix at the age of 23.


Palmarès international
Date Competition Location Result Event Performance
1928 Olympic Games Amsterdam 4th 4 × 100 m 49.6 s



Personal Bests
Event Performance Date
100 m 12.4 s 1929
Long Jump 5.41 m 1929
Shot Put 10.78 m 1929


  1. ^ Georgette Gagneux Archived 31 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ Docathlé2003, Fédération française d'athlétisme, 2003, p. 405
  3. ^ "Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Final". Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 

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