Gaston Mercier

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Gaston Mercier
Personal information
Birth name Gaston Antoine Mercier
Born (1932-06-05)5 June 1932
Paris, France
Died 4 July 1974(1974-07-04) (aged 42)
Bussières, Saône-et-Loire
Sport
Sport Rowing
Club Société d'Encouragement du Sport Nautique

Gaston Antoine Mercier (5 June 1932 – 4 July 1974) was a French rower who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics, in the 1956 Summer Olympics, and in the 1960 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Paris in 1932 and rowed for Société d'Encouragement du Sport Nautique based in Nogent-sur-Marne.[1]

At the 1952 Summer Olympics, he was a crew member of the French boat that won the gold medal in the coxed pair event, with Raymond Salles and Bernard Malivoire as his team members.[2] Four years later, he won the bronze medal with the French boat in the coxless four competition, teamed up with René Guissart, Yves Delacour, and Guy Guillabert.[3] At the 1960 Games, he was part of the French boat that finished fourth in the eight event.[1] At the 1961 European Rowing Championships, Mercier won a bronze medal with the eight.[4]

Mercier died of a heart attack on 4 July 1974 while riding his bike in Bussières, Saône-et-Loire.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Gaston Mercier". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "France Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "France Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Achter)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 


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