France at the 1972 Winter Olympics

France competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

France at the
1972 Winter Olympics
Flag of France.svg
IOC codeFRA
NOCFrench National Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.franceolympique.com (in French)
in Sapporo
Competitors40 (33 men, 7 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearerPatrick Péra, Figure Skating
Medals
Ranked 16th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
3
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Danièle Debernard Alpine skiing Women's slalom
  Bronze Florence Steurer Alpine skiing Women's slalom
  Bronze Patrick Pera Figure skating Men's singles

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bernard Charvin Downhill 1:55.33 21
Henri Duvillard 1:55.13 19
Bernard Orcel 1:54.81 16
Roger Rossat-Mignod 1:54.72 15
Henri Duvillard Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Jean-Noël Augert 1:33.61 12 1:38.23 6 3:11.84 5
Alain Penz 1:33.36 9 1:39.06 9 3:12.42 9
Roger Rossat-Mignod 1:33.28 8 DSQ DSQ
Men's slalom
Athlete Classification Final
Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Alain Penz bye 56.72 9 DSQ DSQ
Henri Duvillard bye 55.92 3 54.53 6 1:50.45 4
Jean-Noël Augert bye 55.77 2 54.74 10 1:50.51 5
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Florence Steurer Downhill 1:41.36 23
Michèle Jacot 1:40.73 15
Annie Famose 1:39.70 8
Isabelle Mir 1:38.62 4
Isabelle Mir Giant Slalom 1:35.30 21
Michèle Jacot 1:33.61 16
Britt Lafforgue 1:32.80 8
Florence Steurer 1:32.59 6
Michèle Jacot Slalom DSQ DSQ
Florence Steurer 46.57 4 46.12 3 1:32.69  
Britt Lafforgue 46.23 3 DSQ DSQ
Danièle Debernard 46.08 2 45.18 1 1:31.26  

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Paul Chassagne DNF DNF
Aimé Gruet-Masson 1'18:44.41 15 1'33:44.41 51
René Arpin 1'19:52.64 8 1'27:52.64 37
Daniel Claudon 1'18:14.67 1 1'19:14.67 10
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
René Arpin
Noël Turrell
Daniel Claudon
Aimé Gruet-Masson
4 2'03:08.90 13
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRA-1 Patrick Parisot
Alain Roy
Two-man 1:16.66 8 1:17.17 14 1:14.53 10 1:15.10 12 5:03.46 9
FRA-2 Gérard Christaud-Pipola
Jacques Christaud-Pipola
Two-man 1:17.08 11 1:17.25 17 1:14.81 12 1:15.05 11 5:04.19 11
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRA-1 Patrick Parisot
Yves Bonsang
Alain Roy
Gilles Morda
Four-man 1:11.79 9 1:12.18 6 1:11.27 11 1:11.51 11 4:46.75 9

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Gérard Granclement 50:07.11 48
Daniel Cerisey 50:05.88 46
Jean-Paul Vandel 49:22.89 39
Roland Jeannerod 48:32.42 31
30 km Roland Jeannerod DNF
Gilbert Faure 1'48:12.19 49
Daniel Cerisey 1'47:03.01 45
Jean-Paul Vandel 1'42:45.88 25
50 km Jean Jobez DNF
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Jean-Paul Vandel
Roland Jeannerod
Gilbert Faure
Jean Jobez
2'14:35.98 11

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Jacques Mrozek 13 14 2401.3 126 14
Didier Gailhaguet 11 13 2440.9 114 13
Patrick Péra 2 8 2653.1 28  
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Florence Cahn
Jean Roland Racle
13 12 364.5 116 13

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pierre Larchier 55.86 37 56.28 42 54.68 37 54.94 37 3:41.76 36

Nordic combinedEdit

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Jacques Gaillard Individual 67.5 67.0 155.4 29 53:59.5 169.810 35 325.210 35

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Alain Macle Normal hill 67.5 87.2 62.5 78.7 165.9 53
Yvan Richard 68.0 88.0 63.5 76.3 164.3 54
Gilbert Poirot 69.5 93.4 71.0 95.3 188.7 43
Jacques Gaillard Large hill 72.0 60.8 73.5 61.9 122.7 51
Alain Macle 76.0 65.9 71.0 56.9 122.8 50
Yvan Richard 77.0 68.8 78.5 73.4 142.2 49

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Richard Tourne 43.06 33
1500 m Richard Tourne 2:16.37 33
5000 m Richard Tourne 8:11.52 24
10,000 m Richard Tourne 16:48.70 22

ReferencesEdit