France at the 1948 Summer Olympics

France competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in Wembley Park, London, England. 316 competitors, 279 men and 37 women, took part in 135 events in 20 sports.[1]

France at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeFRA
NOCFrench National Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.franceolympique.com (in French)
in London
Competitors316 (279 men and 37 women) in 20 sports
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
10
Silver
6
Bronze
13
Total
29
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Micheline Ostermeyer Athletics Women's discus throw 30 July
  Gold André Bonin
René Bougnol
Jehan Buhan
Christian d'Oriola
Jacques Lataste
Adrien Rommel
Fencing Men's team foil 31 July
  Gold Micheline Ostermeyer Athletics Women's shot put 4 August
  Gold Jehan Buhan Fencing Men's foil 4 August
  Gold Édouard Artigas
Marcel Desprets
Henri Guérin
Maurice Huet
Henri Lepage
Michel Pécheux
Fencing Men's team épée 6 August
  Gold Pierre Adam
Serge Blusson
Charles Coste
Fernand Decanali
Cycling Men's team pursuit 9 August
  Gold Maurice Buret
André Jousseaume
Jean Saint-Fort Paillard
Equestrian Team dressage 9 August
  Gold Jacques Dupont Cycling Men's track time trial 11 August
  Gold José Beyaert Cycling Men's individual road race 13 August
  Gold Bernard Chevallier Equestrian Individual eventing 13 August
  Silver Alain Mimoun Athletics Men's 10,000 metres 30 July
  Silver Christian d'Oriola Fencing Men's foil 4 August
  Silver Ignace Heinrich Athletics Men's decathlon 6 August
  Silver Robert Chef d'Hôtel
Jean Kerebel
Jacques Lunis
Francis Schewetta
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres relay 7 August
  Silver André Jousseaume Equestrian Individual dressage 10 August
  Silver France men's national basketball team Basketball Men's tournament 14 August
  Bronze Jacqueline Mazéas Athletics Women's discus throw 30 July
  Bronze Jacqueline Mazéas Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight 31 July
  Bronze Marcel Hansenne Athletics Men's 800 metres 2 August
  Bronze Joseph Bernardo
René Cornu
Alexandre Jany
Henri Padou Jr.
Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay 3 August
  Bronze Georges Vallerey Swimming Men's 100 metre backstroke 6 August
  Bronze Micheline Ostermeyer Athletics Women's high jump 7 August
  Bronze Georges Dransart
Georges Gandil
Canoeing Men's C-2 10,000 metres 11 August
  Bronze Gaston Dron
René Faye
Cycling Men's tandem 11 August
  Bronze Robert Boutigny Canoeing Men's C-1 1000 metres 12 August
  Bronze Georges Dransart
Georges Gandil
Canoeing Men's C-2 1000 metres 12 August
  Bronze Henri Eberhardt Canoeing Men's K-1 1000 metres 12 August
  Bronze José Beyaert
Jacques Dupont
Alain Moineau
Cycling Men's team road race 13 August
  Bronze Jean-François d'Orgeix Equestrian Individual jumping 14 August

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jean-Claude Arifon 400 m hurdles 56.9 2 Q N/A 52.3 4 Did not advance
Jacques André 54.5 2 Q N/A 56.3 6 Did not advance
Étienne Bally 100 m DNF Did not advance
200 m NT 4 Did not advance
Robert Chef d'Hôtel 800 m 1:56.2 2 Q N/A 1:52.0 2 Q 1:53.0 7
Roger Chesneau 3000 m steeplechase 9:27.6 4 Q N/A 9:30.2 11
Raymond Crapet 400 m 49.4 3 Did not advance
Yves Cros 400 m hurdles 55.7 2 Q N/A 52.5 2 Q 53.3 5
Hugues Frayer 110 m hurdles 15.5 2 Q N/A NT 6 Did not advance
Alexandre Guyodo 3000 m steeplechase 9:17.2 2 Q N/A 9:13.6 4
Marcel Hansenne 800 m 1:54.6 1 Q N/A 1:50.5 1 Q 1:49.8  
1500 m 3:52.8 2 Q N/A 4:02.0 11[2]
Henri Klein 3:59.8 6 Did not advance
Julien Lebas 200 m 22.0 1 Q NT 5 Did not advance
Jacques Lunis 400 m 49.3 1 Q 48.9 6 Did not advance
André Marie 110 m hurdles 14.4 1 Q N/A DNF Did not advance
Gaston Mayordomo 800 m 1:55.7 4 Q N/A 1:54.3 4 Did not advance
Alain Mimoun 10,000 m N/A 30:47.4  
5000 m 15:11.2 6 Did not advance
Gilbert Omnès 110 m hurdles 15.2 3 Did not advance
André Paris 10,000 m N/A NT NP
Maurice Pouzieux 5000 m 15:09.8 5 Did not advance
Raphaël Pujazon 3000 m steeplechase 9:20.8 1 Q N/A DNF
Ben Saïd Abdallah 10,000 m N/A 31:07.8 6
Francis Schewetta 400 m 48.9 2 Q 49.9 5 Did not advance
Joseph Stéphan 200 m NT 5 Did not advance
René Valmy 100 m 10.8 2 NT 4 Did not advance
Jacques Vernier 1500 m 3:57.6 4 Did not advance
5000 m 15:29.8 5 Did not advance
Julien Lebas
Marc Litaudon
Alain Porthault
René Valmy
4 × 100 m relay DNF Did not advance
Robert Chef d'Hôtel
Jean Kerebel
Jacques Lunis
Francis Schewetta
4 × 400 m relay 3:17.0 2 Q N/A 3:14.8  
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Claude Bénard High jump 1.84 21 Did not advance
Robert Bobin Triple jump 14.130 18 Did not advance
Georges Breitman Pole vault 3.90 13 Did not advance
Georges Damitio Long jump 6.980 12 q 7.070 6
High jump 1.87 1 Q 1.95 5
Charles Épalle Triple jump 14.020 20 Did not advance
Pierre Legrain Hammer throw 47.60 18 Did not advance
Victor Sillon Pole vault 4.00 1 Q 3.95 9
Pierre Sprécher Javelin throw 52.30 23 Did not advance
Raymond Tissot 58.19 14 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rosine Faugouin 200 m 25.9 2 Q N/A 25.3 5 Did not advance
Jeanine Moussier 100 m 12.9 3 Did not advance
Yvette Monginou 80 m hurdles 11.7 1 Q N/A 11.8 2 Q 11.8 4
Liliane Sprécher 200 m 26.0 2 Q N/A 25.1 6 Did not advance
Jeanine Toulouse 80 m hurdles 12.0 3 Q N/A NT 5 Did not advance
Rosine Faugouin
Jeanine Moussier
Liliane Sprécher
Jeanine Toulouse
4 × 100 m relay 48.1 3 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yvonne Chabot-Curtet Long jump 5.640 OR 1 Q 5.350 8
Anne-Marie Colchen High jump N/A 1.40 14
Paulette Laurent Shot put ? 11 Q 12.030 10
Marguerite Martel Long jump 4.950 24 Did not advance
Jacqueline Mazéas Discus throw N/A 40.47  
Micheline Ostermeyer High jump N/A 1.61  
Shot put 13.140 OR 1 Q 13.750 OR  
Discus throw N/A 41.92  
Simone Ruas High jump N/A 1.50 9
Paulette Veste Discus throw N/A 36.84 10

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Eleven cyclists, all men, represented France in 1948.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

21 fencers, 18 men and 3 women, represented France in 1948.

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

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented France in 1948.

RowingEdit

France had 22 male rowers participate in six out of seven rowing events in 1948.[3]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Twelve shooters represented France in 1948.

25 metre pistol
50 metre pistol
300 metre rifle
50 metre rifle

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Art competitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "France at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ The results of the 1500 metres final are disputed. Hansenneis listed by most sources as 11th. "1500 metres, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

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