James Couttet

James Couttet (6 July 1921 – 13 November 1997) was a French alpine skier and ski jumper. As an alpine skier he competed at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics and won two medals in 1948: a silver in the slalom and a bronze in the combined event. As a ski jumper he placed 25th in the normal hill at the 1948 Games. Couttet won a full set of medals at the world championships: a gold in 1938 and a silver and bronze in 1950. He retired in 1955 to become a skiing coach and prepare the French alpine skiing team for the 1956 Winter Olympics. He later helped design and build ski lifts. He was married to Lucienne Schmidt-Couttet, a fellow alpine skier who competed at the 1948 Olympics.[1]

James Couttet
Fernand Grosjean, James Couttet 1950b.jpg
Couttet (right) at the 1950 World Championships
Personal information
Born(1921-07-06)6 July 1921
Chamonix, France
Died13 November 1997(1997-11-13) (aged 76)
Chamonix, France
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
SportAlpine skiing
ClubSki Club Chamonix


  1. ^ James Couttet. sports-reference.com