France at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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France at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sport Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (French)
At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney
Competitors 336 (211 men and 125 women) in 28 sports
Flag bearer David Douillet
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
13
Silver
14
Bronze
11
Total
38
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

France competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. 336 competitors, 211 men and 125 women, took part in 196 events in 28 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Asloum, BrahimBrahim Asloum Boxing Light Flyweight September 30
 Gold Estanguet, TonyTony Estanguet Canoeing Men's slalom C-1 September 18
 Gold Rousseau, FlorianFlorian Rousseau Cycling Men's Keirin September 21
 Gold Rousseau, FlorianFlorian Rousseau, Laurent Gané, Arnaud Tournant Cycling Men's team sprint September 17
 Gold Ballanger, FéliciaFélicia Ballanger Cycling Women's track time trial September 16
Women's sprint September 17
 Gold Martinez, MiguelMiguel Martinez Cycling Men's cross-country September 24
 Gold Ferrari, Jean-NoëlJean-Noël Ferrari, Brice Guyart,
Patrice Lhotellier, Lionel Plumenail
Fencing Men's team foil September 22
 Gold Douillet, DavidDavid Douillet Judo Men's +100 kg September 22
 Gold Vandenhende, SéverineSéverine Vandenhende Judo Women's 63 kg September 18
 Gold Dumoulin, FranckFranck Dumoulin Shooting Men's 10 m air pistol September 16
 Gold Andrieux, MichelMichel Andrieux, Jean-Christophe Rolland Rowing Men's coxless pair September 23
 Gold Bette, Jean-ChristopheJean-Christophe Bette, Xavier Dorfman,
Yves Hocdé, Laurent Porchier
Rowing Men's coxless four September 24
 Silver national basketball team, FranceFrance national basketball team
Jim Bilba   Crawford Palmer
Yann Bonato   Antoine Rigaudeau
Makan Dioumassi   Stéphane Risacher
Laurent Foirest   Laurent Sciarra
Thierry Gadou   Moustapha Sonko
Cyril Julian   Frédéric Weis
Basketball Men's competition October 1
 Silver Guibal, BrigitteBrigitte Guibal Canoeing Women's slalom K-1 September 18
 Silver Rousseau, FlorianFlorian Rousseau Cycling Men's sprint September 20
 Silver Clignet, MarionMarion Clignet Cycling Women's individual pursuit September 18
 Silver Obry, HuguesHugues Obry Fencing Men's épée September 16
 Silver Di Martino, Jean-FrançoisJean-François Di Martino, Hugues Obry, Éric Srecki Fencing Men's team épée September 18
 Silver Gourdain, MathieuMathieu Gourdain Fencing Men's sabre September 21
 Silver Gourdain, MathieuMathieu Gourdain, Julien Pillet,
Cédric Séguin, Damien Touya
Fencing Men's team sabre September 24
 Silver Poujade, ÉricÉric Poujade Gymnastics Men's pommel horse September 24
 Silver Varonian, BenjaminBenjamin Varonian Gymnastics Men's horizontal bar September 25
 Silver Benboudaoud, LarbiLarbi Benboudaoud Judo Men's 66 kg September 16
 Silver Lebrun, CélineCéline Lebrun Judo Women's 78 kg September 21
 Silver Racinet, DelphineDelphine Racinet Shooting Women's trap September 18
 Silver Maracineanu, RoxanaRoxana Maracineanu Swimming Women's 200 m backstroke September 22
 Bronze Thomas, JérômeJérôme Thomas Boxing Flyweight October 1
 Bronze Bardet, Anne-LiseAnne-Lise Bardet Canoeing Women's slalom K-1 September 18
 Bronze Longo, JeannieJeannie Longo Cycling Women's road time trial September 30
 Bronze Flessel-Colovic, LauraLaura Flessel-Colovic Fencing Women's épée September 17
 Bronze Demontfaucon, FrédéricFrédéric Demontfaucon Judo Men's 90 kg September 20
 Bronze Traineau, StéphaneStéphane Traineau Judo Men's 100 kg September 21
 Bronze Chapelle, ThibaudThibaud Chapelle, Pascal Touron Rowing Men's lightweight double sculls September 24
 Bronze Dedieu, VirginieVirginie Dedieu, Myriam Lignot Synchronized swimming Women's duet September 26
 Bronze Chila, PatrickPatrick Chila, Jean-Philippe Gatien Table tennis Men's doubles September 23
 Bronze Di Pasquale, ArnaudArnaud Di Pasquale Tennis Men's singles September 28
 Bronze Gentil, PascalPascal Gentil Taekwondo Men's +80 kg September 30

Archery[edit]

Sebastian Flute performed better in 2000 than he had in 1996, but still couldn't match the gold medal he had won in 1992. Jocelyn de Grandis was the only other French archer to win a match.

Men's individual
Sebastian Flute Jocelyn de Grandis Lionel Torres
1/32 eliminations Defeated Serdar Satir
160-156 Defeated Iouri Leontiev
171-163 Lost to Christian Stubbe
163-161
1/16 eliminations Defeated Baard Nesteng
160-148 Lost to Simon Fairweather
161-150 - - -
1/8 eliminations Defeated Fred van Zutphen
166-159 - - - - - -
Quarterfinal Lost to Wietse van Alten
106-102 - - - - - -

Men's team:

  • Flute, de Grandis, and Torres — round of 16, 11th place (0-1)
Women's individual
Sylvie Pissis Alexandra Fouace
1/32 eliminations Lost to Chia-Ling Wen
Chinese Taipei
151-149 Lost to Barbara Mensing
Germany
157-149

Athletics[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Men's 100 m

  • David Patros
    • Round 1 — 10.38
    • Round 2 — 10.33 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m

  • Ibrahima Wade
    • Round 1 — 45.72
    • Round 2 — 45.61 (→ did not advance)
  • Marc Raquil
    • Round 1 — 45.72
    • Round 2 — 45.56 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1,500 m

  • Mehdi Baala
    • Round 1 — 03:40.35
    • Semifinal — 03:38.15
    • Final — 03:34.14 (→ 4th place)
  • Driss Maazouzi
    • Round 1 — 03:38.88
    • Semifinal — 03:40.23
    • Final — 03:45.46 (→ 11th place)

Men's 5,000 m

Men's 110 m Hurdles

  • Jean-Marc Grava
    • Round 1 — 14.01
    • Round 2 — 14.47 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100 m

Men's 4x400 m

Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase

  • Gael Pencreach
    • Round 1 — 08:25.35
    • Final — 08:41.19 (→ 14th place)

Men's 1,500 m Wheelchair

Men's Hammer Throw

Men's Long Jump

Men's Triple Jump

Men's Pole Vault

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's marathon

Men's Decathlon

  • Laurent Hernu
    • 100 m — 11.19
    • Long Jump — 7.14
    • Shot Put — 13.54
    • High Jump — 2.06
    • 400 m — 50.63
    • 100 m Hurdles — 14.51
    • Discus Throw — 41.78
    • Pole Vault — 5.00
    • Javelin Throw — 56.34
    • 1,500 m — 04:37.82
    • Points — 7909.00 (→ 19th place)
  • Wilfrid Boulineau
    • 100 m — 11.07
    • Long Jump — 7.08
    • Shot Put — 13.38
    • High Jump — 2.03
    • 400 m — 49.82
    • 100 m Hurdles — 15.02
    • Discus Throw — 39.86
    • Pole Vault — 4.80
    • Javelin Throw — 59.69
    • 1,500 m — 04:35.59
    • Points — 7821.00 (→ 20th place)
  • Sebastien Levicq
    • 100 m — 11.48
    • Long Jump — 6.57
    • Shot Put — 13.53
    • High Jump — DNS

Women's competition[edit]

Women's 100 m

  • Christine Arron
    • Round 1 — 11.42
    • Round 2 — 11.26
    • Semifinal — 11.42 (→ did not advance)
  • Sandra Citte
    • Round 1 — 11.47
    • Round 2 — 11.63 (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 m

  • Muriel Hurtis
    • Round 1 — 23.04
    • Round 2 — 22.98
    • Semifinal — 23.13 (→ did not advance)

Women's 400 m

Women's 5,000 m

Women's 10,000 m

Women's 100 m Hurdles

  • Linda Ferga
    • Round 1 — 12.89
    • Round 2 — 12.88
    • Semifinal — 12.87
    • Final — 13.11 (→ 7th place)
  • Nicole Ramalalanirina
    • Round 1 — 12.90
    • Round 2 — 12.79
    • Semifinal — 12.77
    • Final — 12.91 (→ 7th place)
  • Patricia Girard
    • Round 1 — 13.11
    • Round 2 — 13.43 (→ did not advance)

Women's 4x100 m

Women's Shot Put

Women's Discus

Women's Javelin Throw

Women's Hammer Throw

Women's Pole Vault

Women's 20 km Walk

Women's Heptathlon

  • Nathalie Teppe
    • 100 m Hurdles — 14.02
    • High Jump — 1.72
    • Shot Put — 13.44
    • 200 m — 26.39
    • Long Jump — 5.94
    • Javelin Throw — 46.98
    • 800 m — 02:18.56
    • Points — 5851 (→ 19th place)
  • Eunice Barber
    • 100 m Hurdles — 12.97
    • High Jump — 1.84
    • Shot Put — 11.27
    • 200 m — 24.47
    • Long Jump — 5.93
    • Javelin Throw — DNS

Badminton[edit]

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition

  • Preliminary Round
    • Defeated New Zealand (76-50)
    • Lost to Lithuania (63-81)
    • Defeated China (82-70)
    • Lost to Italy (57-67)
    • Lost to United States (94-106)
  • Quarterfinals
    • Defeated Canada (68-63)
  • Semi Finals
    • Defeated Australia (76-52)
  • Gold Medal Match
    • Lost to United States (75-85) — Silver Silver Medal


Women's Team Competition

  • Preliminary Round
    • Defeated Senegal (75-39)
    • Defeated Slovakia (58-51)
    • Defeated Canada (70-58)
    • Defeated Brazil (73-70)
    • Lost to Australia (62-69)
  • Quarterfinals
    • Lost to South Korea (59-68)
  • Classification Match (5th-6th)
    • Defeated Russia (71-59) — 5th place

Beach volleyball[edit]

Men's Beach Competition[edit]

Women's Beach Competition[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (54 kg)

Men's Lightweight (60 kg)

Men's Welterweight (63.5 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (71 kg)

Men's Middleweight (81 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (91 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Flatwater[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Men's Kayak Singles 1000 m

  • Pierre Lubac
    • Qualifying Heat — 03:36.573
    • Semifinal — 03:38.155
    • Final — 03:37.931 (→ 7th place)

Men's Kayak Doubles 500 m

Men's Kayak Doubles 1,000 m

Men's Kayak Fours 1,000 m

Men's Canoe Singles 500 m

  • Eric le Leuch
    • Qualifying Heat — 01:53.934
    • Semifinal — 01:56.907 (→ did not advance)

Men's Canoe Singles 1000 m

  • Eric le Leuch
    • Qualifying Heat — 03:55.726
    • Semifinal — 04:02.038
    • Final — 03:57.217 (→ 4th place)

Slalom[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Men's Kayak Singles

  • Laurent Burtz
    • Qualifying — 257.47
    • Final — 227.63 (→ 8th place)

Men's Canoe Singles

  • Tony Estanguet
    • Qualifying — 263.41
    • Final — 231.87 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's Canoe Doubles

Women's competition[edit]

Women's Kayak Singles

  • Brigette Guibal
    • Qualifying — 292.62
    • Final — 251.88 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Cycling[edit]

Cross Country Mountain Bike[edit]

Men's Cross Country Mountain Bike

Women's Mountain Bike

Road Cycling[edit]

Men's Individual Time Trial

Men's Road Race

Women's Individual Time Trial

Women's Road Race

Track Cycling[edit]

Men's Sprint

Men's Individual Pursuit

Men's 1 km Time Trial

Men's Point Race

Men's Keirin

  • Frédéric Magné
    • First Round — Heat — 3; Place — 2
    • Second Round — Heat — 2; Place — 3 (→ did not advance)
    • Final — 6th place
  • Florian Rousseau
    • First Round — Heat — 2; Place — 5
    • Repechage — Heat — 2; Place — 2
    • Second Round — Heat — 1; Place — 3
    • Final — 1st place — Gold Medal

Men's Olympic Sprint

Men's Team Pursuit

Men's Madison

Women's Sprint

Women's Individual Pursuit

Women's 500 m Time Trial

Women's Point Race

Diving[edit]

France entered nine diving events and had two top 10 finishes.

Men's 3 Metre Springboard

Men's 10 Metre Platform

Men's Synchronized 3 Metre Springboard

Men's Synchronized 10 Metre Platform

Women's 3 Metre Springboard

Women's 3 Metre Springboard

  • Julie Danaux
    • Preliminary — 219.87 (36th place, did not advance)

Women's 10 Metre Platform

Women's 10 Metre Platform

  • Claire Febvay
    • Preliminary — 222.81 (35th place, did not advance)

Women's Synchronized 10 Metre Platform

Equestrianism[edit]

Jumping Team[edit]

Eventing Team[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Sixteen fencers, eleven men and five women, represented France in 2000.

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

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistique Gymnastics[edit]

Women's Competition

Men's Competition

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition


Women's Team Competition

Judo[edit]

Men's Competition


Women's Competition

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Women's Individual Competition

Men's Individual Competition

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Women's Individual Competition

Women's Team Competition

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

France competed in six of the Sailing events at the Sydney Olympics.

Men's Mistral

  • Alexandre Guyader
    • Race 1 — 22
    • Race 2 — 4
    • Race 3 — (28)
    • Race 4 — 6
    • Race 5 — 4
    • Race 6 — 15
    • Race 7 — 5
    • Race 8 — 11
    • Race 9 — 9
    • Race 10 — (26)
    • Race 11 — 24
    • Final — 100 (12th place)

Men's Single Handed Dinghy (Finn)

  • Xavier Rohart
    • Race 1 — 11
    • Race 2 — 11
    • Race 3 — 4
    • Race 4 — 3
    • Race 5 — 1
    • Race 6 — 9
    • Race 7 — 6
    • Race 8 — (13)
    • Race 9 — (17)
    • Race 10 — 5
    • Race 11 — 5
    • Final — 55 (5th place)

Men's Double Handed Dinghy (470)

  • Gildas Philippe and Tanguy Cariou
    • Race 1 — 10
    • Race 2 — 2
    • Race 3 — 5
    • Race 4 — 16
    • Race 5 — (30) OCS
    • Race 6 — (23)
    • Race 7 — 2
    • Race 8 — 22
    • Race 9 — 17
    • Race 10 — 18
    • Race 11 — 19
    • Final — 111 (14th place)

Men's Tornado

  • Pierre Pennec and Yann Guichard
    • Race 1 — 4
    • Race 2 — 8
    • Race 3 — (13)
    • Race 4 — 2
    • Race 5 — 5
    • Race 6 — 3
    • Race 7 — 3
    • Race 8 — (9)
    • Race 9 — 4
    • Race 10 — 6
    • Race 11 — 8
    • Final — 43 (4th place)

Men's Three Handed Keelboat (Soling)

Women's Mistral

  • Lise Vidal
    • Race 1 — 7
    • Race 2 — 6
    • Race 3 — 9
    • Race 4 — (25)
    • Race 5 — 3
    • Race 6 — (30) DSQ
    • Race 7 — 10
    • Race 8 — 8
    • Race 9 — 21
    • Race 10 — 6
    • Race 11 — 5
    • Final — 75 (9th place)

Shooting[edit]

Men's Competition


Women's Competition

Swimming[edit]

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 400 m Freestyle

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Franck Esposito
    • Preliminary Heat — 53.54
    • Semi-final — 53.38 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Franck Esposito
    • Preliminary Heat — 01:57.97
    • Semi-final — 01:57.04
    • Final — 01:58.39 (→ 8th place)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Stéphan Perrot
    • Preliminary Heat — 02:14.79
    • Semi-final — 02:14.59 (→ did not advance)
  • Yohann Bernard
    • Preliminary Heat — 02:15.35
    • Semi-final — 02:13.48
    • Final — 02:13.31 (→ 7th place)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Simon Dufour
    • Preliminary Heat — 56.01
    • Semi-final — 55.79 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Simon Dufour
    • Preliminary Heat — 02:01.09 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay

Women's 200 m Freestyle

Women's 400 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Butterfly

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Cécile Jeanson
    • Preliminary Heat — 02:10.78
    • Semi-final — 02:10.78 (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Karine Brémond
    • Preliminary Heat — 02:27.13
    • Semi-final — 02:27.86 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Roxana Maracineanu
    • Preliminary Heat — 01:01.66
    • Semi-final — 01:01.61
    • Final — 01:01.10 (→ 4th place)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Roxana Maracineanu
    • Preliminary Heat — 02:11.01
    • Semi-final — 02:11.93
    • Final — 02:10.25 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Women's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Women's Team Competition

Women's Duet Competition

Table tennis[edit]

Men's Singles Competition

Men's Doubles Competition

Women's Singles Competition

Taekwondo[edit]

Men's Competition

Women's Competition

Tennis[edit]

Men's Singls Competition

Men's Doubles Competition

Women's Singles Competition

Women's Doubles Competition

Trampolining[edit]

Men's Individual Competition

Triathlon[edit]

France's competitors at the first Olympic triathlon included twins Beatrice Mouthon and Isabelle Mouthon-Michellys. Isabelle was one of the three French triathletes to place in the top eight.

Women's Individual Competition

Men's Individual Competition

Weightlifting[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Eric Bonnel Bantamweight (– 56 kg) 112.5 117.5 117.5 140.0 147.5 147.5 252.5 14
Samson N'Dicka-Matam Featherweight (– 62 kg) 125.0 130.0 130.0 160.0 165.0 165.0 285.0 12


Women

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Sabrina Richard Flyweight (– 48 kg) 70.0 72.5 75.0 87.5 92.5 92.5 157.5 8

Wrestling[edit]

Men's Greco-Roman Competition

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "France at the 2000 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03.