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Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for  France
Olympic Games
Silver Rome 1960 1500 metres
European Championships
Gold Belgrade 1962 1500 metres
Gold Budapest 1966 5000 metres
Silver Budapest 1966 1500 metres

Michel Jazy (born June 13, 1936 in Oignies) is a former French middle distance runner, who won the silver medal over 1500 metres at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. The race was won by Herb Elliott in a new world record time. Jazy also set a world record over the mile in a time of 3:53.6 minutes in Rennes in 1965, a world record over 2000 metres in 4:56.1 minutes in Saint Maur in 1966, and a world record over 3000 metres in 7:49 minutes in Melun in 1965. He has Polish ancestry.[1]

Records
Preceded by
New Zealand Peter Snell
Men's Mile World Record Holder
July 9, 1965 – July 17, 1966
Succeeded by
United States Jim Ryun
Preceded by
England Gordon Pirie
Men's 3000 m World Record Holder
June 27, 1962 – August 5, 1965
Succeeded by
East Germany Siegfried Herrmann
Preceded by
Czech Republic Stanislav Jungwirth
European Record Holder Men's 1500 m
28 July 1963 - 13 July 1965
Succeeded by
West Germany Jurgen May
Preceded by
West Germany Jurgen May
European Record Holder Men's 1500 m
25 June 1966 - 22 July 1970
Succeeded by
France Jean Wadoux

References

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