Jacques Lebrun

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Jacques Lebrun
Jacques Lebrun 1932cr.jpg
Jacques Lebrun in 1932
Personal information
Born 20 September 1910
Paris, France
Died 14 January 1996 (aged 85)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
Sport Sailing
Club CVP, Les Mureaux

Jacques Lebrun (20 September 1910 – 14 January 1996) was a French sailor. He competed at the 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952 and 1960 Olympics and won a gold medal in the snowbird event in 1932.[1] He missed the 1956 Games for financial reasons.

Lebrun was a boat designer and eventually became technical director of the national sailing association. During World War II he helped to hide a significant part of the Louvre collection from the Germans.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "1932 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles, United States – Sailing" Archived 27 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 12 June 2008)
  2. ^ "Jacques Lebrun". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 28 August 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011.