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
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

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

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:

  • Severine Bonal → Round of 32, 20th place (1-1)

Men's Individual Competition:

  • Lionel Torres → Quarterfinal, 8th place (3-1)
  • Sebastien Flute → Round of 64, 39th place (0-1)
  • Damien Letulle → Round of 64, 56th place (0-1)

Men's Team Competition:

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

Athletics

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

Badminton

Beach volleyball

Boxing

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)

  • Jean-Louis Mandengue
    • First Round Defeated Pourtaghi Ayoub Ghoshchi (Iran), 21-9
    • Second Round Lost to Daniel Bispo (Brazil), referee stopped contest in first round

Men's Heavyweight ( 91 kg)

Men's Super Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

  • Josué Blocus
    • First Round Defeated Jesús Guevara (Venezuela), referee stopped contest in second round
    • Second Round Lost to Adaliat Marnedov (Azerbaijan), referee stopped contest in first round

Canoeing

Cycling

Road Competition

Men's Individual Time Trial

Women's Individual Road Race

Women's Individual Time Trial

Track Competition

Men's Points Race

Mountain Bike

Men's Cross Country

Women's Cross Country

Diving

Women's 10m Platform

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

Equestrian

Fencing

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

Football

Gymnastics

Handball

Men's Tournament

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Men's Individual Competition:

Rhythmic gymnastics

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Men's Competition

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 Competition

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 swimming

Table tennis

Tennis

Women's Singles Competition

Weightlifting

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

Wrestling

Notes

  • (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)

References

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