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France at the Rio Olympics

French facts & daily medal updates

L'Equipe 13/08/2016
L'Equipe 13/08/2016

French Olympic Facts

  • France have had representatives at every modern Summer Olympic Games.
     
  • In 2016, France will have athletes competing in all sports with the exception of hockey.
     
  • In the 'all time' rankings, France have been most successful in fencing with 42 Golds, 41 Silvers & 35 Bronze Medals.
     
  • The most successful French Olympians were Roger Ducret & Philippe Cattiau, both in Fencing. They each won 3 Golds, 4 Silvers & 1 Bronze.
     
  • The Summer Olympics have been held in Paris twice, first in 1900, then in 1924.
     
  • In 1900 France won 101 medals: 26 Gold; 41 Silver & 34 Bronze, making it their most successful Olympics.
     
  • France have currently (before the 2016 Olympics) won the most Olympic cycling medals: 34 Gold; 22 Silver & 21 Bronze.
     
  • France also hold the most medals for Croquet: 3 Gold, 2 Silver & 2 Bronze.

2016 French medals by day

Sunday 7th August

Swimming - Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

Silver

M. METELLA
F. GILOT
F. MANAUDOU
J. STRAVIUS


Tuesday 9th August

Canoeing - Men's Slalom (C1)

Gold

D. GARGAUD


Equestrian - Team Eventing

Gold

A. NICOLAS
M. LEMOINE
T. VALLETTE
K. LAGHOUAG


Equestrian - Individual Eventing 

Silver

A. NICOLAS


Judo - Women's 63kg

Silver

C. AGBEGNENOU


Fencing - Men's Épée Individual

Bronze

G. GRUMIER


Thursday 11th August

Judo - Women's 78 kg

Silver

A. TCHEUMÉO


Canoe - Men's Slalom (C2)

Bronze

G. KLAUSS
M. PÉCHÉ


Cycling - Men's Team Sprint

Bronze

G. BAUGÉ
M D'ALMEIDA
F. PERVIS


Judo - Men's 78kg

Bronze

C. MARET


Rowing - Men's Lightweight Coxless Four

Bronze

F. SOLFOROSI
T. BAROUKH
G. RAINEAU
T. COLARD


Friday 12th August

Rowing - Men's Lightweight Double Sculls

Gold

J. AZOU
P. HOUIN


Judo - Women's 78kg

Gold

E. ANDÉOL


Judo - Men's 100kg

Gold

T. RINER


Archery - Men's Individual

Silver

J-C. VALLADONT


Fencing - Men's Team Foil

Silver

J. CADOT
E LE PECHOUX
E LEFORT


Swimming - Men's 50m Freestyle

Silver

F. MANAUDOU


Saturday 13th August

Shooting - Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol

Silver

J. QUIQUAMPOIX


Sunday 14th August

Fencing - Men's Team Epée

Gold

Y. BOREL
G. GRUMIER
D. JERENT


Sailing - Women's RS:X

Gold

C. PICON


Sailing - Men's RS:X

Bronze

P. LE COQ


Shooting - Men's 50m Rifle (3 Positions)

Bronze

A. RAYNAUD


Monday 15th August

Athletics - Men's Pole Vault

Silver

R. LAVILLENIE


Boxing - Men's Welterweight

Bronze

S. CISSOKHO


Tuesday 16th August

Athletics - Women's Discus Throw

Silver

M. ROBERT-MICHON


Boxing - Men's Lightweight

Silver

S. OUMIHU


Boxing - Men's Light Heavyweight

Bronze

M. BAUDERLIQUE


Swimming - Men's Marathon 10km

Bronze

M-A. OLIVIER


Athletics - Men's 110m Hurdles

Bronze

D. BASCOU


Wednesday 17th August

Equestrian - Team Jumping

Gold

P. ROZIER
K. STAUT
R-Y. BOST
P. LEPREVOST


Athletics - Men's 3000m Steeplechase

Bronze

M. MEKHISSI-BENABBAD


Thursday 18th August

Athletics - Men's Decathalon

Silver

K. MAYER


Pentathalon - Women's Individual

Silver

E. CLOUVEL


Sailing - Women's 470

Bronze

H. DEFRANCE
C. LECOINTRE


Athletics - Men's 200m

Bronze

C. LEMAITRE


Friday 19th August

Boxing - Women's Lightweight

Gold

E. MOSSELY


Taekwondo - Women's 67kg

Silver

H. NIARE


Saturday 20th August

Boxing - Men's Super Heavyweight

Gold

T. V. J YOKA


Boxing - Women's Flyweight

Silver

S. OURAHMOUNE


Handball - Women

Silver

FRANCE


Handball - Men

Silver

FRANCE


Canoe Sprint - Men's Single 200m

Silver

M. BEAUMONT

Image attribution:

Rio 2016 logo, pictograms, medal & stadia images courtesy of Official website of the Rio 2016 Olympics
L'Equipe cover courtesy of L'Equipe

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