Marthe Djian

Martha Djian (born Lambert on 6 March 1936 at Paris) is a former French athlete, who specialized in the Long jump and 80m hurdles.

Marthe Djian
Personal information
Nationality France
Born6 March 1936 (1936-03-06) (age 85)
Event(s)Long Jump, 80 metres Hurdles


She won five French championship athletic championships: two in the Long jump in 1956 and 1958, two in the 80m hurdles in 1956 and 1958, and one in the pentathlon in 1955. She improved seven times the French record in the long jump, bringing it to 6.13m in 1958.

Marthe participated in the 1956 Olympic Games, at Melbourne. A semifinalist in the 80m hurdles, she took fifth place in the Long jump, jumping 5.88m.[1]

Marthe married René Djian (a Semi Finalist in the Olympics in the 800m). Her daughter, Mary, was selected by the French Combined Athletic Events Team while her youngest son, Francis, became indoor 400m champion of France in 2012 (Veteran). Her granddaughter, Soliane, was Vice-Champion in the Canadian Junior indoor 200m championship.

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personal records
Event Performance Location Date
Long jump 6.13m 1958

notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:Women's Long Jump". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 May 2015.

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