France at the 1960 Summer Olympics

France competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, and failed to win a single gold medal for the second time only (and, to date, the last) in the history of the modern Olympic Games. 238 competitors, 210 men and 28 women, took part in 120 events in 19 sports.[1]

France at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of France.svg
IOC codeFRA
NOCFrench National Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.franceolympique.com (in French)
in Rome
Competitors238 (210 men and 28 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearerChristian d'Oriola
Medals
Ranked 25th
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
France at the 1960 Olympic Opening Ceremony, headed by the flag bearer Christian d'Oriola

MedalistsEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

France had 36 competitors, 7 women and 29 men, in 25 athletics events.[2]

Women's athleticsEdit

Women's 100 metres
Catherine Capdevielle
Women's 200 metres
Catherine Capdevielle
Women's 800 metres
Maryvonne Dupureur
Nicole Goullieux
Women's 80 metres hurdles
Denise Laborie-Guénard
Simone Brièrre
Women's high jump
Florence Pétry-Amiel
Women's long jump
Madeleine Thétu

Men's athleticsEdit

Men's 100 metres
Jocelyn Delecour
Abdoulaye Sèye
Claude Piquemal
Men's 200 metres
Abdoulaye Sèye – Bronze
Paul Genevay
Jocelyn Delecour
Men's 800 metres
Pierre-Yvon Lenoir
Men's 1500 metres
Michel Jazy – Silver
Michel Bernard
Men's 5000 metres
Michel Bernard
Hamoud Ameur
Men's 10,000 metres
Robert Bogey
Hamoud Ameur
Hamida Addèche
Men's marathon
Alain Mimoun
Paul Genève
Men's 110 metres hurdles
Edmond Roudnitska
Marcel Duriez
Jacques Déprez
Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
Guy Texereau
Men's 4 × 100 metres relay
Jocelyn Delecour, Paul Genevay, Claude Piquemal, Abdoulaye Sèye
Men's 20 kilometres walk
Henri Delerue
Men's 50 kilometres walk
Jacques Arnoux
Men's high jump
Mahamat Idriss
Maurice Fournier
Men's pole vault
Victor Sillon
Men's long jump
Christian Collardot
Ali Brakchi
Men's triple jump
Éric Battista
Pierre William
Men's discus throw
Pierre Alard
Men's hammer throw
Guy Husson
Men's javelin throw
Michel Macquet
Léon Syrovatski

BasketballEdit

The French men's basketball team had 12 players.[3]

Team
Roger Antoine, Philippe Baillet, Christian Baltzer, Louis Bertorelle, Jean-Paul Beugnot, Jérôme Christ, Jean Degros, Max Dorigo, Henri Grange, Bernard Mayeur, Robert Monclar, Henri Villecourt

BoxingEdit

France had eight male competitors in eight boxing events.[4]

Flyweight (51 kg)
Antoine Porcel
Bantamweight (54 kg)
Jean Parra
Featherweight]]
André Juncker
Lightweight (60 kg)
Jacques Cotot
Welterweight (67 kg)
Jean Josselin
Light middleweight (71 kg)
Souleymane Diallo
Middleweight (75 kg)
Yoland Levèque
Heavyweight (+81 kg)
Joseph Syoz

CanoeingEdit

France had 9 competitors, 1 woman and 8 men, in 4 canoeing and kayaking events.[5]

Women's K-1 500 metres
Gabrielle Lutz
Men's K-1 1000 metres
Michel Meyer
Men's K-1 4 × 500 metres
Henri Amazouze, Jean Houde, Pierre Derivery, Jean Friquet, Fredy Grosheny
Men's C-2 1000 metres
Georges Turlier, Michel Picard

CyclingEdit

France had 14 men compete in six cycling events.

Individual road race
Jacques Gestraut
Roland Lacombe
François Hamon
Raymond Reaux
Team time trial
Henri Duez, François Hamon, Roland Lacombe, Jacques Simon
Sprint
Antoine Pellegrina
André Gruchet
1000m time trial
Michel Scob
Tandem
Roland Surrugue, Michel Scob
Team pursuit
Marcel Delattre, Jacques Suire, Guy Claud, Michel Nédélec

DivingEdit

France had 4 competitors, 1 woman and 3 men, in 4 diving events.[6]

Women's 3 metre springboard
Nicole Péllissard
Women's 10 metre platform
Nicole Péllissard
Men's 3 metre springboard
Georges Senecot
Christian Pire
Men's 10 metre platform
Henri Rouquet

EquestrianEdit

France had 7 male competitors in 4 equestrianism events.[7]

Men's three-day events, Individual and Team
Jack Le Goff
Guy Lefrant
Jéhan Le Roy
Pierre Durand, Sr.
Mixed jumping events, Individual and Team
Bernard de Fombelle
Max Fresson
Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola

FencingEdit

France had 21 competitors, 16 men and 5 women, in 8 fencing events.

Men's foil
Roger Closset
Christian d'Oriola
Jean-Claude Magnan
Men's team foil
Jacky Courtillat, Jean-Claude Magnan, Guy Barrabino, Claude Netter, Christian d'Oriola
Men's épée
Yves Dreyfus
Armand Mouyal
Jack Guittet
Men's team épée
Armand Mouyal, Yves Dreyfus, Claude Brodin, Christian d'Oriola, Jack Guittet, Gérard Lefranc
Men's sabre
Claude Arabo
Jacques Roulot
Jacques Lefèvre
Men's team sabre
Marcel Parent, Claude Gamot, Jacques Lefèvre, Jacques Roulot, Claude Arabo
Women's foil
Catherine Delbarre
Régine Veronnet
Monique Leroux
Women's team foil
Monique Leroux, Régine Veronnet, Françoise Mailliard, Renée Garilhe, Catherine Delbarre

FootballEdit

The French men's football team had 17 players.[8]

Team
Ahmed Arab, Marcel Artélésa, Raymond Baratto, Pierre Bodin, Jean-Baptiste Bordas, Claude Dubaële, Gérard Coinçon, André Giamarchi, Gines Gonzales, Marcel Loncle, François Philippe, Louis Polonia, Yvon Quédec, Charles Samoy, Max Samper, Jacques Stamm, Jean Wettstein

GymnasticsEdit

France had 12 competitors, 6 women and 6 men, in 14 gymnastics events.[9]

Women's events – Team all-around, Individual all-around, Floor, Vault, Uneven bars, Balance beam
Jacqueline Dieudonné
Anne-Marie Demortière
Renée Hugon
Paulette le Raer
Monique Rossi
Danièle Sicot-Coulon
Men's events – Team all-around, Individual all-around, Floor, Vault, Parallel bars, Horizontal bar, Rings, Pommel horse
Robert Caymaris
Bernard Fauqueux
Jean Jaillard
Mohamed Lazhari
Michel Mathiot
Daniel Touche

HockeyEdit

The French men's hockey team had 16 players.[10]

Team
Yvan Bia, Roger Bignon, Jacques Bonnet, Pierre Court, Jean Desmasures, Maurice Dobigny, Claude Dugardin, Claude Leroy, Diran Manoukian, Ido Marang, Jacques Mauchien, Gérard Poulain, Philippe Reynaud, Albert Vanpoulle, Claude Windal, Jean-Pierre Windal

Modern pentathlonEdit

France had three male competitors in two modern pentathlon events.

Individual
André Bernard
Christian Beauvalet
Étienne Jalenques
Team
André Bernard, Christian Beauvalet, Étienne Jalenques

RowingEdit

France had 16 male competitors in three rowing events.[11]

Men's double sculls – 4th place
René Duhamel, Bernard Monnereau
Men's coxed four – 2nd place (  Silver medal)
Robert Dumontois, Claude Martin, Jacques Morel, Guy Nosbaum, Jean Klein
Men's eight – 4th place
Christian Puibaraud, Jean-Pierre Bellet, Émile Clerc, Jean Ledoux, Gaston Mercier, Bernard Meynadier, Joseph Moroni, Michel Viaud, Alain Bouffard

SailingEdit

France had 11 male competitors in five sailing events.[12]

Finn – 1-person Finn (dinghy)
Yves-Louis Pinaud
Flying Dutchman – 2-person Flying Dutchman (dinghy)
Jean-Claude Cornu (helmsman), Daniel Gouffier
Star – 2-person Star (keelboat)
Georges Pisani (helmsman), Noël Desaubliaux
Dragon – 3-person Dragon (keelboat)
Jean Peytel (helmsman), Philippe Reinhart, François Thierry-Mieg
5.5 Metre – 3-person 5.5 Metre (keelboat)
Jacques Baptiste Lebrun (helmsman), Pierre Buret, Louis Chauvot

ShootingEdit

France had seven men participate in five shooting events.

25 m pistol
Jacques Decaux
Jean Renaux
50 m pistol
Serge Hubert
50 m rifle, three positions
Pierre Guy
Georges Wahler
50 m rifle, prone
Pierre Guy
Georges Wahler
Trap
Claude Foussier
Marcel Otto-Bruc

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Basketball at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Equestrianism at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  5. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Canoeing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  6. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Diving at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  7. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Equestrianism at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  8. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Football at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  9. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Gymnastics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  10. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Hockey at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  11. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Rowing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  12. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "France Sailing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2015.

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