Great Olympians

Biographies - COU


Pierre, Baron de Coubertin

Olympic Competitor nr 4983

He entered the "Ode to Sport" under the pseudonym of Georg Hohrod and Martin Eschbach, Germany. The reason for the use of an alias is understandable and acceptable. But there is no need to keep up the illusion, and no need to class him or his gold medal as German, as some sources continue to do.


Jean-Claude François Léon Coucardon

B. 1950-08-12, Verdun, France; D. 2019-09-21
Rowing
1972 1976 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs Rep:3rd 9th 218.13
218.13


Richard Couch

Olympic Competitor nr 4434


John Malcolm Couchman

B. 1913-05-30, Battle, England, Great Britain; D. 2004-11-17
Rowing
1936 HP
Men's Eights fourth 800
800


Coucou

represented France
Artistic Gymnastics
1900 HP
Men's Individual combined 121st -20.96
-20.96

Olympic Competitor nr 1164


Jacques Couderc de Fonlongue

B. 1891, represented France
Equestrianism - Jumping
1928 HP
Jumping, Individual 17th 5
Jumping, Team fourth 400
405


Louis Gaston Coudurier

represented France
Fencing
1900 HP
Men's Foil for Masters, Individual R1:ac -5.38
0.0000038

Olympic Competitor nr 335


Michel Cougé

B. 1954-06-11, Gorron, France
Football
1976 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Angela Denise Coughlan

B. 1952-10-04, London, Ont., Canada; D. 2009-06-14
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1968 HP
Women's 200 metres Freestyle R1:19th 1.6
Women's 400 metres Freestyle 7th 400
Women's 800 metres Freestyle sixth 640
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay bronze 640
1681.6


Gerry Coughlan

B. 1903-03-23, Youghal, Ireland, then part of Great Britain; D. 1983-03-06
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's 800 m R1:6th 0.000037
Men's 3000 m Steeplechase R1:dnf 0.6
0.600037


Peter Bruce Coughlan

B. 1947-04-08, represented Australia
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Men's 100 m Freestyle 20th 1
Men's 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay 9th 40
Men's 4 x 100 m Medley Relay sixth 160
201


Natalie Coughlin

B. 1982-08-23, Vallejo, CA, USA
Swimming (3 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze)
2004 2008 HP
100 m Free-style bronze bronze 5120
100 m Backstroke gold gold 12800
200 m Individual Medley bronze 2560
4x100 m Free-style Relay silver silver 2000
4x200 m Free-style Relay gold bronze 2240
4x100 m Medley Relay silver silver 2000
26720


Paul Couillaud

B. 1893-12-13, from Paris, represented France; D. 1962-03
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:24th 0.24
0.24


Raymond Coulibaly

B. 1942-03-25, represented Mali
Judo
1972 HP
Men's Middleweight (-80 kg) R0 -2.26
0.0026


Eugène Coulon

B. 1878, from Lille, France
Aquatics - Water Polo (1 bronze)
1900 HP
Men's Team bronze 1040
1040

Olympic Competitor nr 1313


Eugène Coulon

B. 1902-10-11, Béziers, France
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:11th 96
96


Michel Coulon

B. 1947-01-12, Jamioulx, Belgium
Cycling - Road
1968 HP
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 18th 1.92
1.92


Raymond Coulon

B. 1910-10-19, Sayat, France; D. 2005
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Sculpture - unknown event ac 2.274
2.274


(T. John) D'Arcy Coulson

B. 1936-06-29, Ottawa, Ont., Canada; D. 2020-04-02
Luge
1968 HP
Men's Singles 47th -5.60
0.000006


Dudley Henry Barton Coulson

B. 1929-03-22, represented Kenya; D. 1999-08-01
Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team 10th 50
50


Chan Coulter

B. 1901-09-24, Graham Township, Iowa, USA; D. 1991-08-22
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 400 m Hurdles SF:4th 492
492


Ray Coulter

B. 1897-04-12, Johnson County, Iowa, USA; D. 1965-01-23
Shooting (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's Free Rifle, team gold 1600
Men's Running Target, single shot 17th 4
Men's Running Target, single shot, Team bronze 640
Men's Running Target, double shot 9th 160
Men's Running Target, double shot, Team fifth 250
2654


Tom Coulter

B. 1911-04-21, Winnipeg, Man., Canada; D. 2003-12-17
Athletics
1932 HP
Men's 400 metres Hurdles R1:dq 4.92
4.92


William Sanderson "Bill" Coulthard

B. 1923-12-29, Buffalo, NY, USA, lived in Tilsonburg, Ont., represented Canada; D. 2005-12-18
Basketball
1952 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


Jean Coulthard Adams

B. 1908-02-10, Vancouver, BC, Canada; D. 2000-03-09
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Music - Instrumental and Chamber HM 1300
1300


André Coumans

B. 1893-04-10, Liège, Belgium; D. 1958-03-08
Equestrianism - Jumping (1 silver)
1920 HP
Jumping, Team silver 3000
3000


Melvin Grant "Mel" Counts

B. 1941-10-16, Coos Bay, Oreg., USA
Basketball (1 gold)
1964 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Charles Courant

B. 1896-04-14, from Montreux, represented Switzerland; D. 1982-06-26
Freestyle Wrestling (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1920 1924 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-80 kg) silver 9840
Men's Light Heavyweight (-87 kg) bronze
9840


Félicien Courbet

B. 1888-02-25, Bruxelles, Belgium
Aquatics - Water Polo & Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1908 1912 1920 HP
200 m Breaststroke SF:4th SF:5th R1:7th 499.16
400 m Breaststroke SF:4th R1:3rd 392
Water Polo bronze 1280
2171.16

Olympic Competitor nr 3840

(*) team roster unknown. There were nine Belgian waterpoloists in total, seven per team.


René Courbin

represented France
Football
1948 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Courder

represented France
Cycling - Track
1920 HP
Men's Team Pursuit QF 430.5
Men's 50 km dnf 0.0096
430.5096


Henri Cournollet

B. 1882-12-19, Villers-sur-Mer, France; D. 1971-08-10
Curling (1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's Teams bronze 1920
1920


Albert Courquin

Olympic Competitor nr 3244


Louis Courron

B. 1914-04-09, Vandenesse, France; D. 1983-11-21
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 10 km Walk R1:6th 52
52


John Court

B. 1943-03-08, from Staffordshire, England, represented Great Britain
Canoeing - Slalom
1972 HP
Men's Canadian Doubles dnf 1.25
1.25


Joyce C. Court

B. 1931, represented Canada
Aquatics - Swimming
1948 HP
Women's 100 metres Backstroke R1:23rd 0.384
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay R1:11th 16
16.384


Pierre Court

B. 1933-03-31, Montrouge, France
Hockey
1960 HP
Men's Team (10th) 20
20


Léon Courtejaire

B. 1901-03-01, from Paris, represented France; D. 1973
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's Pentathlon 14th 16
16


Jacques "Jacky" Courtillat

B. 1943-01-08, Melun, France
Fencing (1 bronze)
1960 1964 HP
Men's Foil, Individual QF:6th 0.0034
Men's Foil, Team QF bronze 783.5
783.5034


Charles Courtin

B. 1902, from Nantes, represented France
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:17th 6
6


John Courtis

B. 1902-08-22, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1975
Boxing
1924 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-79.4 kg) QF 861
861


Percy Courtman

Olympic Competitor nr 3841


Frank Courtney

B. 1906-07-13, Reading, Great Britain, lived in Dartmouth, NS, Canada; D. 1944-08-28
Rowing
1932 HP
Men's Coxless Fours Rep.:3rd 750
750


Ira Courtney

Olympic Competitor nr 5482


Thomas William "Tom" Courtney

B. 1933-08-17, Newark, NJ, USA
Athletics - Track & Field (2 gold)
1956 HP
Men's 800 metres gold 6400
Men's 4x400m Relay gold 1600
8000


Adrien Courtois

B. 1905-11-28, Nancy, France; D. 1981-01-29
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 50 kilometres Walk 13th 38.4
38.4


Charles Courtois

Olympic Competitor nr 3800


Émile Alcide Courtois

B. 1918-07-04, Huy, Belgium; D. 2005-06-25
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1952 HP
GR Men's Middleweight (-79 kg) sixth 960
960


Louis Albert Courtois

B. 1938-01-27, Sassenage, France; D. 2001-04-03
Bobsleigh
1968 HP
Four−Man 11th 48
48


James Milton "Jim" Courtright

B. 1914-12-16, North Bay, Ont., Canada; D. 2003-02-21
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Javelin Throw 14th 24
24


René Courvoisier

B. 1907-06-09, from Lausanne, represented Switzerland
Hockey
1936 HP
Men's Team QU:4th 41
41


Irving Couse

B. 1866, Saginaw, Mich., USA; D. 1936-04-25
Art Competitions
1928 1932 HP
Painting, Paintings AC 25.02
Painting, unknown event AC 2.186
27.206


Cousin

represented France
Artistic Gymnastics
1900 HP
Men's Individual combined 122nd -20.60
-20.60

Olympic Competitor nr 1165


Marcel Cousin

B. 1896, represented France
Tennis
1924 HP
Men's Singles R3 0.85
0.85


Pierre J. M. Cousin

B. 1913-06-14, from Normandy, represented France
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's Marathon dnf 0.000096
0.000096


Robin John Cousins

B. 1957-08-17, Bristol, England, Great Britain
Figure Skating (1 gold)
1976 1980 HP
Men's Individual 10th gold 9750
9750


Yvon Coussin

B. 1950-04-30, Bollène, France; D. 2009-12-04
Weightlifting
1976 HP
Men's Middle-Heavyweight (-90 kg) 7th 600
600


Anthony Francis Coutinho

B. 1940-08-25, represented India
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's 4x100 metres Relay SF:7th 5.2
5.2


Domingos Antônio de Souza Coutinho, Márquês do Funchal

B. 1896-10-19, Lisboa, Portugal; D. 1984-09-29
Equestrianism - Jumping (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Jumping, Individual 16th 8
Jumping, Team bronze 640
648


Piedade Coutinho-da Silva Tavares

competed in 1936 as

Piedade Coutinho

and in 1948 and 1952 as

Piedade Coutinho-Tavares

B. 1920-05-02, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aquatics - Swimming
1936 1948 1952 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle SF:8th SF:11th 320
Women's 400 metres Freestyle fifth sixth 13th 1832.16
Women's 4x100 metres Freestyle Relay sixth 160
2312.16


Máximo Couto

B. 1923-09-14, from Lisboa, represented Portugal
Aquatics - Water Polo
1952 HP
Men's Team R1 0.98
0.98


Francis Dominique Lucien Coutou

B. 1947-03-15, Talence, France; D. 2019-01-17
Hockey
1972 HP
Men's Team 12th 20
20


Jacques Coutrot

B. 1898-04-10, Paris, France; D. 1965-09-17
Fencing (1 gold, 1 silver)
1924 1928 1932 1936 HP
Men's Foil, Individual fourth 2000
Men's Foil, Team gold silver 3250
5250


Denis Couttet

B. 1900-02-26, from Chamonix, represented France; D. 1956-08-30
Cross-Country Skiing
1924 HP
Men's 18 km dnf 0.000064
0.000064


Henri Couttet

Olympic Competitor nr 7054


James Couttet

B. 1921-07-06, Chamonix, France; D. 1997-11-13
Alpine Skiing & Ski Jumping (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1948 1952 HP
Men's Downhill 13th 11th 83.2
Men's Combined bronze 1920
Men's Giant Slalom 14th 16
Men's Slalom silver sixth 4640
Men's Ski Jump 25th 0.15
6659.35


Marcel Couttet

B. 1912-04-27, Chamonix, France
Ice Hockey
1936 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 45.5
45.5


Burdett Matthew Coutts

B. 1919-09-21, Kochi, British India, represented Singapore; D. 2016-03-17
Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team (8th) 128
128


John William Coutts

B. 1955-08-14, Marton, New Zealand
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Men's 100 m Butterfly 18th 2.56
Men's 200 m Butterfly 16th 6.4
8.96


Paul Couture

represented France
Sailing
1900 HP
1/2-1 ton class (2) 10th 25
25

Olympic Competitor nr 483


I. Couturier

represented the USA
Art Competitions
1924 HP
Literature AC 89.43
89.43


Jean Couturier

B. 1911-07-17, Trosly-Breuil, France
Basketball
1936 HP
Men's Team Rep1 0.54
0.54


Raoul Couvert

B. 1903, Chamonix, France
Ice Hockey
1924 1928 HP
Men's Teams QU:3rd QU:3rd 750
750


George Couvreur

represented the USA
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Music ac 170.9
170.9


Zareck Couyoumdzian

Olympic Competitor nr 2580

He was once thought to be Armenian (and he is of course ethnically so), but he was born in Manchester and held British nationality.


Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2022-12-27

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