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Roger Bambuck
French athlete

Roger Bambuck

Roger Bambuck
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro French athlete
Is Runner Athlete Sprinter Politician
From France
Field Politics Sports
Gender male
Birth 22 November 1945, Pointe-à-Pitre, France
Age 76 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Stats
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Awards
Officer of the Legion of Honour  
Prix de technique et de pédagogie sportives 1985
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

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Roger Bambuck (born 22 November 1945 in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe) is a French former sprinter and politician.

Athletic career

Bambuck took part in his first Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964. At the 1966 European Championships in Budapest, he won the gold medal in the 200 m and in the 4 × 100 m relay, as well as the silver medal in the 100 m.

He competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City in the 100 metres (finalist) and in the 4 x 100 metre relay where he won the bronze medal with his team mates Gérard Fenouil, Jocelyn Delecour and Claude Piquemal. In the 100 and 200m. individual men's final he finished fifth with times of 10.16 and 20.51 seconds respectively. Earlier in 1968 he had equalled Armin Hary's eight-year-old European record of 10.0 seconds.

He retired from sprint after the Mexico games, aged 23.

Political life

In the mid-eighties, he became head of sport for the commune of Épinay-sur-Seine. From 1988 to 1991, he was minister of Youth and Sports under Michel Rocard. He then held senior positions in the civil service.

He is an active freemason.

Personal life

Bambuck set out to study medicine but dropped out. He then worked a time for the automobile manufacturer Renault, before his athletic career.

Bambuck has been married to former track and field athlete Ghislaine Barnay since 1974.

He had the honour of starting the 24-hour Le Mans race.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 15 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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