France at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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France at the Olympic Games

Flag of France
IOC code  FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sport Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (French)
At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm
Competitors 119 (118 men and 1 woman) in 13 sports
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
7
Silver
4
Bronze
3
Total
14
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Intercalated Games
1906
The team of France at the opening ceremony.

France competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. 119 competitors, 118 men and 1 woman, took part in 64 events in 13 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Three swimmers competed for France at the 1912 Games. It was the third time the nation had competed in swimming. None of the three French swimmers advanced past the quarterfinals in any event.

Ranks given for each swimmer are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Auguste Caby 1500 m freestyle N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Gérard Meister 100 m freestyle 1:16.6 4 Did not advance
Georges Rigal 100 m freestyle 1:17.8 2 Q Did not start Did not advance

Water polo[edit]

France made its second appearance in Olympic water polo in 1912; it was the nation's first showing since 1900. The 1912 French team had little success, losing to Sweden and then Belgium to be eliminated from the tournament.

Team Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Repechage semifinal Repechage final Silver round 1 Silver round 2 Silver match Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
France Water polo  Sweden (SWE)
L 2–7
Did not advance Bye  Belgium (BEL)
L 1–4
Did not advance 5
Quarterfinals
July 8, 1912 France  2–7  Sweden Djurgårdsbrunnsviken
Decoin, Provost Goals R. Andersson (3), Bergqvist (3), ?
Repechage final
July 11, 1912 France  1–4  Belgium Djurgårdsbrunnsviken
? Goals ?

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

32 athletes represented France. It was the fourth appearance of the nation in athletics, which France appeared in each time the nation appeared at the Olympics. Jean Bouin set a new Olympic record in the 5000 metres in the semifinals, holding it only until the final. Despite dropping another nearly 30 seconds off his time in the final, he came in second a mere .1 seconds behind Hannes Kolehmainen of Finland. The French 4x400 metre relay also took a silver medal to bring the nation's total in athletics to 2 silver medals.

Ranks given are within that athlete's heat for running events.

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ben Allel Marathon N/A Did not start
Géo André 110 m hurdles 16.8 2  ? 3 Did not advance
High jump N/A 1.70 23 Did not advance
Standing long jump N/A 3.02 14 Did not advance
Standing high jump N/A 1.45 7 Did not advance
Pentathlon N/A Elim-3 60 22
Decathlon N/A 4675.200 17
Henri Arnaud 1500 m N/A 4:05.4 2  ? 9-14
Jean Bouin 5000 m N/A 15:05.0 OR 1 14:36.7 2
Ind. cross country N/A Did not finish
Julien Boullery 100 m  ? 3 Did not advance
Jean Boussière Marathon N/A 2:51:06.6 13
André Campana Long jump N/A 6.64 16 Did not advance
Jean Capelle Marathon N/A Did not start
Joseph Caulle 800 m  ? 5 Did not advance
Paul Coulond Marathon N/A Did not start
Marius Delaby 100 m  ? 3 Did not advance
110 m hurdles 16.0 1 16.2 3 Did not advance
High jump N/A No mark 34 Did not advance
Ahmed Djebelia Marathon N/A Did not start
Armand Estang High jump N/A No mark 34 Did not advance
Pierre Failliot 100 m  ? 3 Did not advance
200 m  ? 3 Did not advance
Pentathlon N/A Elim-3 42 17
Decathlon N/A 2104.650 24
Fernand Gonder Pole vault N/A 3.50 15 Did not advance
Gaston Heuet 5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
10000 m N/A 34:50.0 3 Did not start
Marathon N/A Did not start
André Labat High jump N/A 1.75 13 Did not advance
Charles Lagarde Shot put N/A 9.41 22 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 32.35 36 Did not advance
Charles Lelong 100 m  ? 3 Did not advance
200 m  ? 3 Did not advance
400 m 50.2 1  ? 3 Did not advance
Jean Lespielle Marathon N/A Did not start
Henry Lorgnat Marathon N/A Did not start
Georges Malfait 200 m  ? 5 Did not advance
400 m  ? 3 Did not advance
Michel Meerz High jump N/A 1.60 28 Did not advance
Alfred Motté Standing long jump N/A 3.10 10 Did not advance
René Mourlon 100 m  ? 2  ? 5 Did not advance
Edmond Neyrinck Marathon N/A Did not start
Raoul Paoli Shot put N/A 11.11 16 Did not advance
Louis Pauteux Marathon N/A Did not finish
Charles Poulenard 200 m  ? 3 Did not advance
400 m 50.7 2  ? 5 Did not advance
800 m  ? 3 Did not advance
Georges Rolot 100 m  ? 4 Did not advance
200 m 22.7 2  ? 3 Did not advance
400 m  ? 5 Did not advance
Robert Schurrer 100 m  ? 4 Did not advance
200 m  ? 2  ? 5 Did not advance
400 m  ? 5 Did not advance
André Tison Shot put N/A 12.41 9 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 34.73 30 Did not advance
Pierre Failliot
Charles Lelong
René Mourlon
Georges Rolot
4x100 m 43.8 2 Did not advance
Pierre Failliot
Charles Lelong
Charles Poulenard
Robert Schurrer
4x400 m N/A 3:22.5 1 3:20.7 2

Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling[edit]

Twelve cyclists represented France. It was the fourth appearance of the nation in cycling, which had only not competed in cycling in 1904. Joseph Racine had the best time in the time trial, the only race held, placing 40th. The French team included the four slowest finishers as well as 3 of the 29 cyclists not to finish. The top four French cyclists had a combined time that placed them 10th of the 15 teams.

Road cycling[edit]

Cyclist Events Final
Result Rank
Gaston Alancourt Ind. time trial 14:23:59.3 91
Louis Bes Ind. time trial Did not finish
André Capelle Ind. time trial 11:59:48.4 50
Etienne Chéret Ind. time trial 14:15:18.1 89
René Gagnet Ind. time trial 12:20:32.6 64
André Lepère Ind. time trial 15:03:18.1 93
Jacques Marcault Ind. time trial Did not finish
Alexis Michiels Ind. time trial 15:15:59.2 94
Pierre Peinaud Ind. time trial 14:49:59.4 92
Joseph Racine Ind. time trial 11:50:32.7 40
René Rillon Ind. time trial Did not finish
Georges Valentin Ind. time trial 13:33:59.5 83
Georges Valentin Ind. time trial 13:33:59.5 83
André Capelle
René Gagnet
Joseph Racine
Georges Valentin
Team time trial 49:44:35.2 10

Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian[edit]

Dressage
Rider Horse Event Final
Penalties Rank
Jean Cariou Mignon Individual 94 14
Michel Dufort Castibalza Individual 123 109
Albert Seigner Dignité Individual 73 10
Eventing

(The maximum score in each of the five events was 10.00 points. Ranks given are for the cumulative score after each event. Team score is the sum of the top three individual scores.)

Rider Horse Event Long distance Cross country Steeplechase Show jumping Dressage Total
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Jean Cariou Cocotte Individual 10.00 1 10.00 1 10.00 1 8.60 11 7.72 3 46.32 3
Michel Dufort Castibalza Individual 10.00 1 Disqualified Retired Did not finish
Ernest Meyer Allons-y Individual 10.00 1 10.00 1 10.00 1 9.53 1 5.77 12 45.30 12
Albert Seigner Dignité Individual 9.00 26 9.23 22 10.00 17 9.33 15 7.59 14 45.14 14
Jean Cariou
Ernest Meyer
Albert Seigner
Michel Dufort
Cocotte
Allons-y
Dignité
Castibalza
Team 29.00 29.23 30.00 27.46 21.08 136.77 4
Jumping

(Team score is the sum of the top three individual scores.)

Rider Horse Event Final
Penalties Rank
Jean Cariou Mignon Individual 4 1
Michel Dufort Amazone Individual 11 13
Ernest Meyer Ursule Individual Did not finish
Jean Cariou
Michel Dufort
Ernest Meyer
Albert Seigner
Mignon
Amazone
Allons-y
Cocotte
Team 32 2

Gymnastics[edit]

Six gymnasts represented France. It was the fourth appearance of the nation in gymnastics, in which France had not competed only in 1904. Louis Ségura, the defending bronze medalist, earned the silver in the individual all-around. France did not enter a team in any of the team competitions.

Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Artistic[edit]

Gymnast Events Final
Result Rank
Antoine Costa All-around 124.50 10
Marcel Lalu All-around 127.00 7
Louis-Charles Marty All-around 122.50 11
Auguste Pompogne All-around 118.00 14
Louis Ségura All-around 132.50 2
Marco Torrès All-around 127.00 7

Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg Modern pentathlon[edit]

France had two competitors in the first Olympic pentathlon competition. The French pentathletes placed 15th and 19th among the 22 finishers.

(The scoring system was point-for-place in each of the five events, with the smallest point total winning.)

Athlete Shooting Swimming Fencing Riding Running Total points Rank
Score Points Time Points Wins Touches Points Penalties Time Points Time Points
Georges Brulé 100 29 7:04.4 18 16 13 8 38 13:44.6 22 20:48.4 7 83 19
Jean de Mas Latrie 161 16 10:03.0 27 23 25 2 0 11:26.0 10 24:17.4 19 73 15

Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing[edit]

Seventeen rowers represented France. It was the nation's second appearance in rowing, and first since the nation hosted the 1900 Summer Olympics. No French boat reached the semifinals.

(Ranks given are within each crew's heat.)

Rower Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Pierre Alibert
François Elichagaray (cox)
André Mirambeau
René Saintongey
Louis Thomaturgé
Coxed fours Unknown 2 Did not advance
François Elichagaray (cox)
Charles Garnier
Alphonse Meignant
Gabriel Poix
Auguste Richard
Coxed fours, inriggers N/A Unknown 2 Did not advance
Pierre Alvarez
Jean Arné
Joseph Campot
François Elichagaray (cox)
Jean Elichagaray
Louis Lafitte
Marius Lenjeune
Etienne Lesbats
Gabriel St. Laurent
Eights Unknown 2 Did not advance

Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing[edit]

Three sailors, a set of brothers, represented France. It was the nation's third appearance in sailing, in which France had competed each time the sport was held at the Olympics. France's single boat took the gold medal in the six metre class, winning a two-boat race-off after tying in the standings after the first two races.

(7 points for 1st in each race, 3 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd. Race-off to break ties in total points if necessary for medal standings.)

Sailors Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Race-off Rank
Amédée Thubé
Gaston Thubé
Jacques Thubé
6 metre class 2:25:20 3 2 2:23:44 7 1 10 2:38:48 1

Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting[edit]

Nineteen shooters represented France. It was the nation's fourth appearance in shooting, in which France had not competed only in 1904. Paul Colas won a pair of gold medals, the only medals France won in 1912 and the first golds the nation had won since 1900.

Shooter Event Final
Result Rank
Paul Colas 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 987 1
600 m free rifle 94 1
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 86 22
Edoard Creuzé Trap 14 41
Raoul de Boigne 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 806 53
600 m free rifle 73 50
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 73 58
Henri de Castex 25 m rapid fire pistol 140 42
Trap 38 29
Georges de Crequi-Montfort 25 m rapid fire pistol 263 26
Trap 36 35
Charles de Jaubert 100 m deer, double shots 60 10
25 m rapid fire pistol 229 36
Trap 77 25
Maurice Fauré 25 m rapid fire pistol 250 31
André Fleury Trap 74 27
Pierre Gentil 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Did not finish
600 m free rifle 65 69
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 71 61
25 m small-bore rifle 176 27
Maxime Landin 300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 67 70
Léon Johnson 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 908 24
25 m small-bore rifle 203 19
50 m pistol 454 10
Henri le Marié Trap 12 51
Auguste Marion 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 868 45
600 m free rifle 69 63
Daniel Mérillon 600 m free rifle 69 64
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 62 78
Louis Percy 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 868 44
600 m free rifle 83 20
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 85 23
André Regaud 50 m rifle, prone 125 41
50 m pistol 447 15
Edmond Sandoz 25 m rapid fire pistol 272 12
Athanase Sartori 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 754 63
600 m free rifle 32 84
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 38 90
René Texier Trap 13 45
Georges de Crequi-Montfort
Charles de Jaubert
Maurice Fauré
Edmond Sandoz
30 m team military pistol 1041 6
Pierre Gentil
Léon Johnson
Maxime Landin
André Regaud
50 m team small-bore rifle 714 4
Edoard Creuzé
Henri de Castex
Georges de Crequi-Montfort
Charles de Jaubert
André Fleury
René Texier
Team clay pigeons 90 6
Paul Colas
Raoul de Boigne
Pierre Gentil
Léon Johnson
Maxime Landin
Louis Percy
Team rifle 1515 5
Paul Colas
Raoul de Boigne
Pierre Gentil
Léon Johnson
Auguste Marion
Louis Percy
Team free rifle 5471 4

Tennis[edit]

Six tennis players, including one woman, represented France at the 1912 Games. It was the nation's fourth appearance in tennis, having missed only 1904. The lone French woman, Broquedis, won the women's outdoor singles event while Gobert took the men's indoor singles championship. The indoor men's doubles pair also won, giving Gobert two gold medals. Broquedis had a second medal, taking the bronze along with Canet in the outdoor mixed pairs. Canet finished with a pair of bronzes, his other one coming in partnership with Mény in the men's outdoor doubles.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
François Blanchy Outdoor singles Bye  Hykš-Černý (BOH)
W 5-7, 6-1, 6-2, 6-1
 Tapscott (RSA)
L 1-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Did not advance 17
Albert Canet Outdoor singles Bye  Langaard (NOR)
W 6-3, 6-0, 6-1
 Pell (USA)
L 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
Did not advance 17
Maurice Germot Indoor singles N/A  Beamish (GBR)
W 4-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
 Lowe (GBR)
L 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Did not advance 9
André Gobert Indoor singles N/A  Larsen (DEN)
W 8-6, 6-1, 5-7, 8-6
 Kempe (SWE)
W 6-1, 6-2, 7-5
 Lowe (GBR)
W 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
 Lowe (GBR)
W 6-4, 10-8, 2-6, 2-6, 6-2
 Dixon (GBR)
W 8-6, 6-4, 6-4
1
Edouard Mény de Marangue Outdoor singles Bye  Heyden (GER)
L 7-9, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-1
Did not advance 31
Albert Canet
Edouard Mény de Marangue
Outdoor doubles N/A Bye  Schomburgk & von Müller (GER)
W 6-8, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
 Alejnicyn & Sumarokow (RUS)
W 6-3, 6-0, 6-1
 Pipes & Zborzil (AUT)
L 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 10-8, 10-8
 Just & Žemla-Rázný (BOH)
W 13-11, 6-3, 8-6
3
Maurice Germot
André Gobert
Indoor doubles N/A Bye  Lowe & Lowe (GBR)
W 3-6, 6-8, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
 Beamish & Dixon (GBR)
W 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
 Setterwall & Kempe (SWE)
W 6-4, 12-14, 6-2, 6-4
1
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Marguerite Broquedis Outdoor singles Bye  Cederschiöld (SWE)
W 6-1, 6-4
 Bjurstedt (NOR)
W 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
 Köring (GER)
W 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
1
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Marguerite Broquedis
Albert Canet
Outdoor singles  Arnheim & Nylén (SWE)
W 6-2, 6-4
Bye  Köring & Schomburgk (GER)
L 6-2, 6-3
Bye 3

Wrestling[edit]

Greco-Roman[edit]

France was represented by six wrestlers in its Olympic wrestling debut. None of the six was able to win a single match, each being eliminated after losing their first two bouts.

Wrestler Class First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Match A
Opposition
Result
Match B
Opposition
Result
Match C
Opposition
Result
Rank
Adrien Barrier Middleweight  Andersson (SWE)
L
 Victal (POR)
L
Did not advance 26
Jean Bouffechoux Lightweight  Salonen (FIN)
L
 Väre (FIN)
L
Did not advance 31
Raymond Cabal Lightweight  Lofthus (NOR)
L
 Mathiasson (SWE)
L
Did not advance 31
Eugène Lesieur Lightweight  Wikström (FIN)
L
 Orosz (HUN)
L
Did not advance 31
Edouard Martin Light heavyweight  Böhling (FIN)
L
 Ahlgren (SWE)
L
Did not advance N/A Did not advance 20
Raoul Paoli Heavyweight  Olin (FIN)
L
 Viljaama (FIN)
L
Did not advance N/A Did not advance 12

Art Competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "France at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

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