Henri Padou

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Henri Padou
Henri Padou 1927.jpg
Henri Padou in 1927
Personal information
Born 15 May 1898
Tourcoing, France
Died 19 November 1981 (aged 83)
Wasquehal, France
Sport
Sport Swimming
Club EN Tourcoing

Henri Padou (15 May 1898 – 19 November 1981) was a French water polo player and freestyle swimmer. He competed in water polo at the 1920, 1924, 1928 and 1936 Summer Olympics and finished in 9th, 1st, 3rd and 4th place, respectively. In 1920 and 1924 he also took part in the 100 m and 4 × 200 m swimming events, but failed to reach the finals.[1] In 1970 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in the category water polo.[2]

His son Henri Padou, Jr. was an Olympic swimmer.[1]

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