France at the 1996 Summer Olympics

France competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. 299 competitors, 197 men and 102 women, took part in 183 events in 25 sports.[1]

France at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of France.svg
IOC codeFRA
NOCFrench National Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.franceolympique.com (in French)
in Atlanta
Competitors299 (197 men and 102 women) in 25 sports
Flag bearer Marie-José Pérec
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
15
Silver
7
Bronze
15
Total
37
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

ArcheryEdit

In France's sixth appearance in modern Olympic archery, defending gold medallist Sebastien Flute was defeated in the first round of elimination. Fellow veteran Severine Bonal was also defeated early, while Lionel Torres reached the quarterfinal. The men's team was defeated in the first round.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Torres, Flute, and Letulle → Round of 16, 9th place (0-1)

AthleticsEdit

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Mickael Damian
    • Qualification — 3:39.21 (→ did not advance)
  • Eric Dubus
    • Qualification — 3:47.01 (→ did not advance)

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

  • Nadir Bosch
    • Heat — 8:31.65
    • Semifinals — 8:47.31 (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

Men's Hammer Throw

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk


Women's 10,000 metres

Women's 4x400 metres Relay

Women's Javelin Throw

Women's Discus Throw

Women's Marathon

Women's 10 km Walk

BadmintonEdit

Beach volleyballEdit

BoxingEdit

Men's Bantamweight (— 54 kg)

Men's Light Welterweight (— 63,5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (— 67 kg)

Men's Middleweight (— 75 kg)

Men's Light Heavyweight (— 81 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (— 91 kg)

Men's Super Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Road CompetitionEdit

Men's Individual Time Trial

Women's Individual Road Race

Women's Individual Time Trial

Track CompetitionEdit

Men's Points Race

Mountain BikeEdit

Men's Cross Country

Women's Cross Country

DivingEdit

Women's 10m Platform

  • Julie Danaux
    • Preliminary Heat — 201.27 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

15 fencers, 9 men and 6 women, represented France in 1996.

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

FootballEdit

20 July 1996 Match 1 France   2–0   Australia Miami
18:30 UTC−4 Pires   13'
Maurice   75'
Report Stadium: Orange Bowl
Attendance: 14,322
Referee: Roberto Rubén Ruscio (Argentina)
22 July 1996 Match 2 France   1–1   Spain Orlando
19:00 UTC−4 Legwinski   39' Report Óscar   85' Stadium: Citrus Bowl
Attendance: 16,773
Referee: Pirom Un-prasert (Thailand)
24 July 1996 Match 3 France   2–1   Saudi Arabia Miami
19:00 UTC−4 Maurice   20' (pen.)
Sibierski   48'
Report Amin   26' Stadium: Orange Bowl
Attendance: 4,615
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
27 July 1996 Quarterfinals Portugal   2–1 (a.e.t.)   France Miami
18:00 UTC−4 Capucho   7'
Calado   105'  (pen.)
Report Maurice   49' (pen.) Stadium: Orange Bowl
Attendance: 22,339
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Men's Tournament

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Men's Individual Competition:

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's CompetitionEdit

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 200 m Freestyle

Men's 400 m Freestyle

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Backstroke

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Women's CompetitionEdit

Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Casey Legler
    • Heat — 26.52 (→ did not advance, 29th place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

Women's 200 m Freestyle

Women's 400 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Backstroke

Women's 200 m Backstroke

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

Women's 100 m Butterfly

Women's 200 m Butterfly

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Table tennisEdit

TennisEdit

Women's Singles Competition

WeightliftingEdit

Men

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Eric Bonnel – 54 kg 105.0 110.0 115.0 135.0 140.0 140.0 250.0 11
Cédric Plançon – 91 kg 155.0 160.0 160.0 185.0 190.0 190.0 345.0 19

WrestlingEdit

NotesEdit

  • (ed.) Watkins, Ginger T. (1997). The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games, Volume III The Competition Results (PDF). Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers. ISBN 1-56145-150-9. Retrieved 2008-02-05.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "France at the 1996 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2012-02-11.