Anne-Marie Colchen

French basketball player and athletics competitor (1925-2017)

Anne-Marie Colchen-Maillet (8 December 1925 – 26 January 2017) was a French former track and field athlete and women's basketball player. She was born in Le Havre, France.

Anne-Marie Colchen

Colchen in the 1953 French women's basketball squad
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  France
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1946 Oslo High jump
Silver medal – second place 1946 Oslo 4×100 m relay
Women's basketball
FIBA World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1953 Santiago

Career change

She became France's first high jump champion at the 1946 European Athletics Championships and held the French record for the event for ten years. She represented France in high jump at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[1]

In basketball she was the highest scorer at the 1953 FIBA World Championship for Women, helping France to third place. She was a member of the French national team for the European Women's Basketball Championship in 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1956.[2]

After retiring from active competition she went into coaching.[3] Colchen was inducted into the Gloire du sport (the French national sports hall of fame) in 2002.

Death change

Colchen died on 26 January 2017 in Paris, France, aged 91.

References change

  1. Colchen-Maillet Anne-Marie. French Basketball Federation. Retrieved on 2015-11-01.
  2. Anne-Marie Colchen Archived 2020-04-17 at the Wayback Machine. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2015-11-01.
  3. Présidence de la République Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur. France Phaleristique. Retrieved on 2015-11-01.