France at the 1968 Summer Paralympics

France competed at the 1968 Summer Paralympics in Tel Aviv, Israel from November 4 to 13, 1968. The French team contained fifty-five athletes; forty-one men and fourteen women[1][n 1] . The team finished fifth in the medal table and won a total of thirty-two medals; thirteen gold, ten silver and nine bronze. [2]

France at the
1968 Summer Paralympics
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IPC codeFRA
NPCFrench Paralympic and Sports Committee
Websitefrance-paralympique.fr
in Tel Aviv
Competitors54 in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
13
Silver
10
Bronze
9
Total
32
Summer Paralympics appearances

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Mireille Marraschin Archery Women's Columbia round open
  Gold Girard Archery Women's St. Nicholas round paraplegic
  Gold Thibaut Athletics Women's novices 60m wheelchair dash A
  Gold Sparsa Swimming Men's 25m freestyle class 1 complete
  Gold Daniel Jeannin Swimming Men's 25m freestyle class 1 incomplete
  Gold Sparsa Swimming Men's 25m backstroke class 1 complete
  Gold Daniel Jeannin Swimming Men's 25m backstroke class 1 incomplete
  Gold Cestier Swimming Men's 3x25m individual medley open
  Gold Jardine Swimming Women's 50m freestyle class 5 (cauda equina)
  Gold Dumont Weightlifting Men's featherweight
  Gold Men's team Wheelchair fencing Men's épée team
  Gold Men's team Wheelchair fencing Men's sabre team
  Gold Delattre Wheelchair fencing Women's foil individual
  Silver Nadal Archery Men's St. Nicholas round paraplegic
  Silver Cestier Swimming Men's 50m freestyle special class
  Silver Claude Sugny Swimming Men's 25m backstroke class 2 incomplete
  Silver Sparsa Swimming Men's 25m breaststroke class 1 complete
  Silver Jardine Swimming Women's 100m freestyle open
  Silver Brifoulliere Weightlifting Men's middleweight
  Silver Men's team Wheelchair fencing Men's foil team
  Silver Serge Bec Wheelchair fencing Men's sabre individual
  Silver Pequin Wheelchair fencing Women's novices foil
  Silver Women's team Wheelchair fencing Women's foil team
  Bronze David
Trouverie
Ventadour
Archery Men's Albion round team open
  Bronze Guesnon Archery Men's St. Nicholas round paraplegic
  Bronze Belasset
Sylviane Guesnon
Lawn bowls Women's pairs
  Bronze Belasset Lawn bowls Women's singles
  Bronze Claude Sugny Swimming Men's 25m freestyle class 2 incomplete
  Bronze Cestier Swimming Men's 50m backstroke special class
  Bronze Daniel Jeannin Swimming Men's 25m breaststroke class 1 incomplete
  Bronze Cardon Swimming Women's 50m freestyle class 3 incomplete
  Bronze Serge Bec Wheelchair fencing Men's épée individual

ArcheryEdit

Twelve French archers, ten men and two women, competed at the Games winning seven medals; two gold, one silver and four bronze.[3] In the men's St. Nicholas round event for paraplegics France won two medals; Nadal won silver and Guesnon bronze, the gold medal was won by Arballo of United States with a new world record score of 730 points.[4]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Data is taken from the International Paralympic Committee website and is based on information contained/sourced in the original hardcopy final results publications. Some information from earlier Paralympic Games (ie 1960 - 1984) is incomplete and is missing first names of some athletes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Participation Numbers Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Medal Standings Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Athlete Search Results France 1968". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Results Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games Archery Men's St. Nicholas Round paraplegic". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 18 May 2011.