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France at the 1996 Summer Olympics

France at the Olympic Games

Flag of France
IOC code  FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sport Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (French)
At the Atlanta
Competitors 299 (197 men and 102 women) in 25 sports
Flag bearer Marie-José Pérec
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
15
Silver
7
Bronze
15
Total
37
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Atlanta, United States. 299 competitors, 197 men and 102 women, took part in 183 events in 25 sports.[1]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Archery 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Badminton 4
  • Beach volleyball 5
  • Boxing 6
  • Canoeing 7
  • Cycling 8
    • Road Competition 8.1
    • Track Competition 8.2
    • Mountain Bike 8.3
  • Diving 9
  • Equestrianism 10
  • Fencing 11
  • Football 12
  • Gymnastics 13
  • Handball 14
  • Judo 15
  • Modern pentathlon 16
  • Rhythmic gymnastics 17
  • Rowing 18
  • Sailing 19
  • Shooting 20
  • Swimming 21
    • Men's Competition 21.1
    • Women's Competition 21.2
  • Synchronized swimming 22
  • Table tennis 23
  • Tennis 24
  • Weightlifting 25
  • Wrestling 26
  • Notes 27
  • References 28

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

In France's sixth appearance in modern Olympic archery, defending gold medallist Sebastien Flute was defeated in the first round of elimination. Fellow veteran Severine Bonal was also defeated early, while Lionel Torres reached the quarterfinal. The men's team was defeated in the first round.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Torres, Flute, and Letulle → Round of 16, 9th place (0-1)

Athletics

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Eric Dubus
    • Qualification — 3:47.01 (→ did not advance)

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

  • Nadir Bosch
    • Heat — 8:31.65
    • Semifinals — 8:47.31 (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

Men's Hammer Throw

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk


Women's 10,000 metres

  • Farida Fates
    • Qualification — 34:38.49 (→ did not advance)

Women's 4x400 metres Relay

Women's Javelin Throw

Women's Discus Throw

Women's Marathon

Women's 10 km Walk

Badminton

Beach volleyball

Boxing

Men's Bantamweight (— 54 kg)

Men's Light Welterweight (— 63,5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (— 67 kg)

Men's Middleweight (— 75 kg)

Men's Light Heavyweight (— 81 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (— 91 kg)

  • Christophe Mendy
    • First Round — Bye
    • Second Round — Defeated Ovidiu Bali (Romania), referee stopped contest in second round
    • Quarterfinals — Lost to David Defiagbon (Canada), disqualification in third round

Men's Super Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Road Competition

Men's Individual Time Trial

Women's Individual Road Race

Women's Individual Time Trial

Track Competition

Men's Points Race

Mountain Bike

Men's Cross Country

Women's Cross Country

Diving

Women's 10m Platform

  • Julie Danaux
    • Preliminary Heat — 201.27 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Equestrianism

Fencing

15 fencers, 9 men and 6 women, represented France in 1996.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil
Women's épée
Women's team épée

Football

Gymnastics

Handball

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Men's Individual Competition:

Rhythmic gymnastics

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Men's Competition

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 200 m Freestyle

Men's 400 m Freestyle

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Backstroke

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • David Abrard
    • Heat — 2:00.60
    • Final — 2:01.25 (→ 15th place)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay

Women's Competition

Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Casey Legler
    • Heat — 26.52 (→ did not advance, 29th place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

Women's 200 m Freestyle

Women's 400 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Backstroke

Women's 200 m Backstroke

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

Women's 100 m Butterfly

Women's 200 m Butterfly

Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay

Synchronized swimming

Table tennis

Tennis

Women's Singles Competition

Weightlifting

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Eric Bonnel – 54 kg 105.0 110.0 115.0 135.0 140.0 140.0 250.0 11
Cédric Plançon – 91 kg 155.0 160.0 160.0 185.0 190.0 190.0 345.0 19

Wrestling

Notes

  • (ed.) Watkins, Ginger T. (1997). The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games, Volume III The Competition Results (PDF). Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers.  

References

  1. ^ "France at the 1996 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
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