Gaston Mercier

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.

Gaston Mercier
Personal information
Birth nameGaston Antoine Mercier
Born(1932-06-05)5 June 1932
Paris, France
Died4 July 1974(1974-07-04) (aged 42)
Bussières, Saône-et-Loire
Sport
SportRowing
ClubSociété d'Encouragement du Sport Nautique

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gaston Mercier". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  4. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Achter)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 30 December 2017.