Philippe Clerc

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Philippe Clerc
Philippe Clerc 1970.jpg
Personal information
Born24 December 1946 (1946-12-24) (age 72)
Port-Valais, Switzerland
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Event(s)100 m, 200 m
ClubCS Le Mouret, Stade Lausanne
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m – 10.42 (1970)
200 m – 20.50 (1969)

Philippe Clerc (born 24 December 1946) is a former Swiss sprinter who won a bronze and a gold medal in the 100 and 200 m at the 1969 European Athletics Championships, respectively. He competed in these events at the 1972 Summer Olympics, but failed to reach the finals.[1] He was married to English sprinter Janet Simpson, who died of a heart attack on 14 March 2010.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Philippe Clerc". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Janet Simpson: international athlete". The Times. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-30.