France at the Paralympics

France participated in the inaugural Paralympic Games in 1960 in Rome, and has taken part in every edition of the Summer and Winter Paralympics since then. France was the host country of the 1992 Winter Paralympics.

France at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeFRA
NPCFrench Paralympic and Sports Committee
Websitefrance-paralympique.fr
Medals
Gold
399
Silver
338
Bronze
398
Total
1,135
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

French athletes have won a total of 1,148 medals at the Paralympic Games, of which 385 is gold, placing France fourth on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table.

Among its most successful competitors is swimmer Béatrice Hess, winner of 20 gold medals.

Medal talliesEdit

Summer ParalympicsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
  1960 Summer Paralympics 3 3 1 7 9
 1964 Summer Paralympics 4 2 5 11 11
 1968 Summer Paralympics 13 10 9 32 5
 1972 Summer Paralympics 10 8 5 33 7
 1976 Summer Paralympics 23 21 14 58 8
 1980 Summer Paralympics 28 26 31 85 8
  1984 Summer Paralympics 71 69 45 185 6
 1988 Summer Paralympics 47 44 49 140 5
 1992 Summer Paralympics 36 36 34 106 4
 1996 Summer Paralympics 35 29 31 95 6
 2000 Summer Paralympics 30 28 28 86 7
 2004 Summer Paralympics 18 26 30 74 9
 2008 Summer Paralympics 12 21 19 52 12
 2012 Summer Paralympics 8 19 18 45 16
 2016 Summer Paralympics 9 5 14 28 12

Winter ParalympicsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
 1976 Winter Paralympics 2 0 3 5 8
 1980 Winter Paralympics 1 1 1 3 9
 1984 Winter Paralympics 4 2 0 6 8
 1988 Winter Paralympics 5 5 3 13 7
 1992 Winter Paralympics 6 4 9 19 6
 1994 Winter Paralympics 14 6 11 31 4
 1998 Winter Paralympics 5 9 8 22 10
 2002 Winter Paralympics 2 11 6 19 13
 2006 Winter Paralympics 7 2 6 15 4
 2010 Winter Paralympics 1 4 1 6 10
 2014 Winter Paralympics 5 3 4 13 5
 2018 Winter Paralympics 7 8 5 20 4

Multi-medalistsEdit

Summer ParalympicsEdit

Multiple medalistsEdit

This is a list of French athletes who have won at least three gold medals or five medals.

No. Athlete Sport Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Béatrice Hess   Swimming 1984 - 2004 6 F 20 5 0 25
2 Assia El Hannouni   Athletics 2004 - 2012 3 F 8 2 0 10
3 Pascal Pinard   Swimming 1992 - 2004 4 M 7 5 6 18
4 Claude Issorat   Athletics 1992 - 2004 4 M 7 4 2 13
5 Mustapha Badid   Athletics 1984 - 1996 4 M 6 1 1 8
6 Robert Citerne   Wheelchair fencing 1988 - 2004 7 M 4 2 3 9

Multi medals in a single GamesEdit

This is a list of French athletes who have won at least two gold medals in a single Games. Ordered categorically by gold medals earned, sports then year.

No. Athlete Sport Year Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Pascal Pinard   Swimming 1992 M 5 1 2 8
2 Assia El Hannouni   Athletics 2004 F 4 0 0 4
3 Mustapha Badid   Athletics 1988 M 4 1 0 5
4 Claude Issorat   Athletics 1996 M 3 0 1 4

Multi medals in a single eventEdit

This is a list of French athletes who have won at least two gold medals in a single event at the Summer Paralympics. Ordered categorically by medals earned, sports then gold medals earned.

No. Athlete Sport Event Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Robert Citerne   Wheelchair fencing Team épée 1988-2004 7 M 3 2 0 5
2 Charles Tolle   Athletics 4x400m relay 1996-2000 2 M 2 0 0 2

Most appearancesEdit

This is a list of French athletes who have competed in four or more Summer Paralympic Games. Active athletes are in bold. Athletes who were under 15 years of age or over 40 years of age are in bold.

No. Athlete Sport Birth Year Games Years First/Last Age Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Robert Citerne   Wheelchair fencing 1961 1988 - 2004 (7) 27 - 43 M 4 2 3 9
2 Béatrice Hess   Swimming 1961 1984 - 2004 (6) 22 - 42 F 20 5 0 25
3 Vincent Boury   Table tennis 1969 1996 - 2012 (5) 30 - 43 M 1 2 1 4
Pierre Fairbank   Athletics 1971 2000 - 2016 (5) 29 - 45 M 1 2 4 7
Thu Kamkasomphou   Table tennis 1967 2000 - 2016 (5) 33 - 49 F 2 2 4 8

Winter ParalympicsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit