Alexandre "Alex" Jany (5 January 1929 – 18 July 2001) was a French freestyle swimmer and water polo player. As a swimmer, he competed in 100–400 m events at the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics, alongside his sister Ginette Jany-Sendral, and he won bronze medals in the 4 × 200 m relay in 1948 and 1952. In 1948 he placed fifth-sixth in the individual 100 m and 400 m events; he won those events at the 1947 and 1950 European championships, setting world records in both in 1947. At the 1960 Olympics he competed only in water polo and placed ninth. In 1977 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Jany (left) with Geertje Wielema at a French-Dutch swimming meet in 1953
|Born||5 January 1929|
|Died||18 July 2001 (aged 72)|
|Height||187 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||107 kg (236 lb)|
|Club||Dauphins du TOEC, Toulouse |
He won the 1946 ASA British 'Open' National Championship 100 metres freestyle title.
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- ALEX JANY (FRA) 1977 Honor Swimmer. International Swimming Hall of Fame
- ""Amateur Swimming Championships." Times, 19 Aug. 1946, p. 8". Times Digital Archive.