Alexandre Jany

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.[1] In 1977 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

Alexandre Jany
Jany (left) with Geertje Wielema at a French-Dutch swimming meet in 1953
Personal information
Born5 January 1929
Toulouse, France
Died18 July 2001 (aged 72)
Marseilles, France
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight107 kg (236 lb)
ClubDauphins du TOEC, Toulouse
CRS Marseille

He won the 1946 ASA British 'Open' National Championship 100 metres freestyle title.[3]

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