Marine Boyer

Marine Clemence Boyer (French: [bwa.je], born May 22, 2000) is a French female artistic gymnast, representing her nation in international competitions as a member of the national team.[2] She has collected a total of two medals, a silver in the women's balance beam and a bronze in the team all-around, at the 2016 European Championships.[3][4][5]

Marine Boyer
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Boyer during the qualification round at the 2018 European Championships.
Personal information
Full nameMarine Clemence Boyer
Country represented France
Born (2000-05-22) 22 May 2000 (age 20)
Saint-Benoît, Réunion, France
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight50 kg (110 lb)[1]
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior international elite
Years on national team2016
ClubMeaux Gymnastics
GymINSEP
Head coach(es)Nellu Pop, Martine Georges, Cédric Guille
Former coach(es)Hong Ma, Jian Fu

Boyer was also selected to compete for France at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[1] There, she finished eleventh with her compatriots Marine Brevet, Louise Vanhille, Oréane Lechenault, and Loan His in the team all-around, and then attained a fourth-place score 14.600 in the balance beam exercise, slipping her off the podium by just a tiny fraction after her layout was discredited.[6][7]

Early lifeEdit

Marine Clemence Boyer was born on 22 May 2000 in Saint-Benoît, Réunion. Boyer began gymnastics at the Melun club. When she was eight, she began training at the Meaux Gymnastics club which she still represents at domestic competitions. She left in 2014 to train at INSEP where she trained with great French gymnasts like Youna Dufournet and Marine Brevet. At INSEP, she was first coached by Dimitru Pop, Jian Fu and Hong Ma Wang, then in January 2018, the Chinese couple was replaced by Martine Georges and Cédric Guille.

Gymnastics careerEdit

Marine Boyer won the gold medal on vault at the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi.[8]

At the 2016 European Championships, she won the silver medal on beam with a score of 14.600,[9] behind Aliya Mustafina and ahead of Catalina Ponor. She also won a team bronze medal with Marine Brevet, Loan His, Oréane Lechenault, and Alison Lepin.[10]

At the age of sixteen, she competed at the 2016 Olympic Games with the goal of reaching a final.[11] She made it into the balance beam final where she finished fourth with a score of 14.600, not far from bronze medalist Simone Biles who scored 14.733.[12][13]

2018Edit

At the 2018 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, she won the beam title and the team silver medal.

In August, she competed in the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow where the French team finished first in the qualification round[14] after the favored Russian team had three falls.[15] Ultimately, the French team won the silver medal in the final behind Russia and ahead of the Netherlands.[15] With a total of 161.131 points, the achieved the best result in French gymnastics history.[15] Individually, Boyer qualified for the beam final in fifth place.[14] In the final, she won the bronze medal.

During the 2018 World Championships, she qualified for the team final, but she narrowly missed qualifying to the beam final.[16] The French women's team had not reached a world final since the 2008 Olympic Games.[16] Marine Boyer and her teammates achieved one of the best French results in history by finishing in fifth.[17]

2019Edit

On September 3 Boyer was named to the team to compete at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany alongside Lorette Charpy, Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos, Coline Devillard, and Aline Friess.[18]

Competitive historyEdit

 
Boyer on the balance beam at the 2018 European Championships.
 
The French team at the Sainté Gym Show in 2018. From left to right: Juliette Bossu, Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos, Coline Devillard, Lorette Charpy, Boyer, Louise Vanhille.

JuniorEdit

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2010 National Championships  
French National Cup 5
2011 National Championships 5
Tournoi Combs-la-Ville  
French National Cup  
2012 National Championships  
French National Cup  
2013 National Championships 7
2014 National Championships  
BEL-FRA-ROU Friendly   7
European Championships 7 13
Top Gym 5    
2015 National Championships    
European Youth Olympic Festival 6 9  

SeniorEdit

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2016 City of Jesolo Trophy 4 4
Olympic Test Event 4
Varna World Cup 6   5
European Championships    
National Championships   6  
Olympic Games 4
2017 City of Jesolo Trophy 4 12  
European Championships 16 7
National Championships      
Paris World Cup   4
World Championships 21
Arthur Gander Memorial  
Toyota International 6 7
2018 Doha World Cup   7
National Championships 4 4
Mediterranean Games    
Sainté Gym Cup   7
European Championships    
Paris World Cup  
World Championships 5
Cottbus World Cup 6
2019 Baku World Cup   5
Doha World Cup   5
European Championships 8
Paris Challenge Cup  
World Championships 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Marine Boyer". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Marine Boyer" (in French). French Gymnastics Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Gymnastique: du bronze solide pour la France à l'Euro dames avant les JO" [Gymnastics: A solid bronze for the French women at the Euros before the Olympics] (in French). Le Parisien. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  4. ^ Turner, Amanda (5 June 2016). "Steingruber, Ilyankova Win Twice As Europeans End". International Gymnast Magazine. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Gymnastique: Marine Boyer, une petite sensation française en argent" [Gymnastics: Marine Boyer, a miniature French sensation, wins the silver] (in French). L'Express. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics: Women's Qualification Subdivision 5 Results". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  7. ^ Fincher, Julia (15 August 2016). "Wevers beats Hernandez, Biles for gold on balance beam". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  8. ^ "FOJE - finales par agrès : Marine Boyer en Or !!" [EYOF - Apparatus Finals : Marine Boyer with Gold !!]. Fédération Française de Gymnastique (in French). 31 July 2015. Archived from the original on 3 August 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Championnat d'Europe (Femmes) Médaille d'argent pour Marine Boyer à la poutre" [European Championships (Women) Silver Medal for Marine Boyer on Beam]. L’Équipe (in French). 5 June 2016. Archived from the original on 29 September 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Championnats d'Europe de gymnastique : la France en bronze" [European Gymnastics Champonships : France wins Bronze]. L’Équipe (in French). 4 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  11. ^ Callier, Cédric (6 August 2016). "MARINE BOYER, 16 ANS ET DES AMBITIONS À REVENDRE" [Marine Boyer, 16 Years Old and Ambitious]. Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  12. ^ Mosnier, Martin (15 August 2016). "JO RIO 2016 - Simone Biles rate l'or, Marine Boyer le podium" [OG Rio 2016 - Simone Biles Misses the Gold, Marine Boyer the Podium]. Eurosport (in French). Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  13. ^ Callier, Cédric (16 August 2016). "MARINE BOYER À LA HAUTEUR DE SES AMBITIONS" [Marine Boyer at the Height of her Ambitions]. Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Championnats d'Europe GAF (senior) : la France termine première des qualifications et se hisse en finale par équipes" [WAG European Championships (Senior) : France Finishes First in Qualifications and Qualifies for Team Finals]. Gym and News (in French). 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  15. ^ a b c "Championnats d'Europe : l'équipe de France féminine prend l'argent" [European Championships : the French Women's Team Takes Silver]. L’Équipe (in French). 4 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Les Françaises en finale" [The French Women in the Final]. L’Équipe (in French). 28 October 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Simone Biles titrée par équipes avec les Américaines" [Simone Biles Wins Team Title with the Americans]. L’Équipe (in French). 30 October 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  18. ^ "GAM/GAF - Championnats Du Monde 2019 : La Composition De L'équipe De France Dévoilée". Fédération Française Gym (in French). September 3, 2019.

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