France at the 2014 Winter 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 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 116 in 12 sports
Flag bearer Jason Lamy-Chappuis (opening)[1] Martin Fourcade (closing)[2]
Medals
Rank: 10
Gold
4
Silver
4
Bronze
7
Total
15
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

France competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014.

French President François Hollande did not attend the 2014 Winter Olympics. He has not said publicly that the decision was a political gesture.[3]

The French delegation won a total of 15 medals (including 4 gold), its most ever at a Winter Olympic Games and ranked eighth in overall medals.

Medalists[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

On 22 January 2014, 14 provisional slots have been filled by the French alpine skiing team. The remainder of the team, including pending selections, was officially announced on 27 January 2014.[4] Cyprien Richard[5] and Brice Roger (tore his anterior cruciate ligament during training)[6] were selected to the team, however did not compete in any race.

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Johan Clarey Downhill N/A DNF
Super-G N/A 1:19.75 =19
Mathieu Faivre Giant slalom 1:23.53 22 1:25.90 28 2:49.43 24
Thomas Fanara 1:22.41 =4 1:24.32 16 2:46.73 9
Guillermo Fayed Downhill N/A 2:09.03 26
Jean-Baptiste Grange Slalom 47.47 5 DNF
Julien Lizeroux 48.69 17 55.63 14 1:44.32 15
Thomas Mermillod-Blondin Super-G N/A 1:19.53 15
Combined 1:56.23 27 DNF
Steve Missillier Giant slalom 1:22.58 10 1:23.19 1 2:45.77 2
Slalom DNF
Alexis Pinturault Combined 1:55.68 23 DNF
Giant slalom 1:22.44 6 1:23.49 2 2:45.93 3
Slalom 47.78 8 DNF
David Poisson Downhill N/A 2:07.83 16
Super-G N/A 1:19.74 =17
Adrien Théaux Downhill N/A 2:07.89 18
Super-G N/A 1:19.35 11
Combined 1:55.00 17 53.66 17 2:48.66 17
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anne-Sophie Barthet Giant slalom 1:20.71 17 1:19.17 12 2:39.88 =14
Slalom 56.99 23 53.12 17 1:50.11 18
Adeline Baud Giant slalom 1:21.49 22 1:19.42 =15 2:40.91 22
Slalom 56.50 19 DNF
Marion Bertrand Giant slalom DNF
Marie Marchand-Arvier Downhill N/A DNF
Super-G N/A DNF
Anémone Marmottan Giant slalom 1:19.69 9 1:18.79 9 2:38.48 8
Slalom 57.08 24 51.88 5 1:48.96 13
Nastasia Noens Slalom 53.81 5 52.31 8 1:46.12 7

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships France qualified 6 men and 6 women.[7]

Men
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix Sprint 25:12.1 1 (1+0) 14
Pursuit 34:12.8 1 (0+0+1+0) 3
Individual 50:15.5 1 (0+0+0+1) 6
Mass start 44:34.2 3 (0+0+2+1) 17
Alexis Boeuf Individual 58:39.0 4 (1+1+1+1) 82
Simon Desthieux Sprint 26:18.2 2 (0+2) 46
Pursuit 35:35.6 1 (0+0+1+0) 21
Martin Fourcade Sprint 24:45.9 1 (0+1) 6
Pursuit 33:48.6 1 (0+0+1+0) 1
Individual 49:31.7 1 (0+1+0+0) 1
Mass start 42:29.1 1 (1+0+0+0) 2
Simon Fourcade Sprint 26:04.2 2 (1+1) 36
Pursuit 35:15.0 1 (0+0+1+0) 18
Individual 51:29.9 2 (0+2+0+0) 13
Mass start DNF 2 DNF
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix
Simon Desthieux
Martin Fourcade
Simon Fourcade
Team relay 1:13:46.4 7 (0+7) 8
Women
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Anaïs Bescond Sprint 21:36.7 1 (1+0) 5
Pursuit 30:43.7 2 (0+0+1+1) 12
Individual 45:34.0 2 (0+2+0+0) 5
Mass start 36:55.3 3 (0+0+3+0) 10
Marine Bolliet Individual 48:12.1 2 (0+2+0+0) 26
Marie-Laure Brunet Sprint 23:27.4 0 (0+0) 56
Pursuit DNS
Individual 47:13.6 0 (0+0+0+0) 17
Anaïs Chevalier Sprint 23:03.4 1 (0+1) 47
Pursuit 34:14.5 1 (1+0+0+0) 44
Marie Dorin Habert Sprint 21:55.0 0 (0+0) 20
Pursuit 30:53.6 1 (0+0+1+0) 14
Individual 49:06.5 4 (2+1+0+1) 39
Anaïs Bescond
Marie-Laure Brunet
Anaïs Chevalier
Marie Dorin Habert
Team relay DNF
Mixed
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix
Anaïs Bescond
Marie Dorin Habert
Martin Fourcade
Team relay 1:12:04.3 9 (1+8) 6

Bobsleigh[edit]

French two-man bobsleigh
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Loïc Costerg*
Romain Heinrich
Two-man 57.44 19 57.04 14 57.65 22 57.23 20 3:49.36 20
Jérémy Baillard
Jérémie Boutherin
Thibault Godefroy*
Vincent Ricard
Four-man 56.37 25 56.27 24 56.35 24 Did not advance 2:48.99 23
Loïc Costerg*
Romain Heinrich
Elly Lefort
Florent Ribet
55.82 18 55.68 17 55.91 15 55.77 14 3:43.18 17

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

France has qualified for the following events according to the quota allocation by the International Ski Federation (FIS).[8] Aurélie Dabudyk was selected to the team but did not compete in any race.

Distance
Men
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Adrien Backscheider 15 km classical N/A 42:21.7 +3:52.0 43
Robin Duvillard 50 km freestyle N/A 1:47:10.1 +14.9 6
Jean-Marc Gaillard 15 km classical N/A 40:22.8 +1:53.1 21
30 km skiathlon 36:03.1 =9 31:55.7 7 1:08:29.8 +14.4 6
50 km freestyle N/A 1:49:49.7 +2:54.5 35
Maurice Manificat 30 km skiathlon 36:07.6 16 31:54.0 6 1:08:33.6 +18.2 9
50 km freestyle N/A 1:52:01.6 +5:06.4 43
Cyril Miranda 15 km classical N/A 43:22.5 +4:52.8 56
Ivan Perrillat Boiteux 30 km skiathlon 37:09.4 36 34:24.6 44 1:12:04.5 +3:49.1 41
50 km freestyle N/A 1:47:31.7 +36.5 13
Robin Duvillard
Jean-Marc Gaillard
Maurice Manificat
Ivan Perrillat Boiteux
4×10 km relay N/A 1:29:13.9 +31.9 3
Women
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Célia Aymonier 10 km classical N/A 30:45.8 +2:28.0 27
15 km skiathlon 20:00.0 25 19:57.5 17 40:32.6 +1:59.0 21
Anouk Faivre-Picon 15 km skiathlon 20:21.2 37 20:48.5 40 41:44.4 +3:10.8 38
30 km freestyle N/A 1:13:29.4 +2:24.2 17
Coraline Hugue 15 km skiathlon 20:41.1 45 19:17.5 6 40:33.1 +1:59.5 22
30 km freestyle N/A 1:12:29.5 +1:24.3 7
Aurore Jéan 10 km classical N/A 31:01.0 +2:43.2 29
15 km skiathlon 19:55.2 20 19:57.3 16 40:27.1 +1:53.5 18
30 km freestyle N/A 1:12:27.5 +1:22.3 6
Célia Aymonier
Anouk Faivre-Picon
Coraline Hugue
Aurore Jéan
4×5 km relay N/A 53:47.7 +45.0 4
Sprint
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Cyril Gaillard Sprint 3:37.86 29 Q 3:40.77 6 Did not advance
Baptiste Gros 3:40.54 40 Did not advance
Renaud Jay 3:35.16 14 Q 3:37.00 3 Did not advance
Cyril Miranda 3:36.59 22 Q 3:37.57 3 Did not advance
Jean-Marc Gaillard
Cyril Miranda
Team sprint N/A 23:41.79 6 q DNS
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Célia Aymonier Sprint 2:42.57 40 Did not advance
Marion Buillet 2:41.30 36 Did not advance
Aurore Jéan 2:37.96 21 Q 2:35.55 3 q 2:38.28 6 Did not advance
Célia Aymonier
Aurore Jéan
Team sprint N/A 17:10.07 6 Did not advance

Figure skating[edit]

France has achieved the following quota places:

Singles
Athlete Event SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Brian Joubert Men's singles 85.84 7 Q 145.93 14 231.77 13
Florent Amodio 75.58 14 Q 123.06 18 198.64 18
Maé-Bérénice Meite Ladies' singles 58.63 9 Q 115.90 11 174.53 10
Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres Pairs 65.36 10 Q 114.07 11 179.43 10
Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones Ice dancing 58.25 13 Q 84.62 15 142.87 15
Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat 72.78 4 Q 104.44 4 177.22 4
Team trophy
Athlete Event Short program/Short dance Free skate/Free dance
Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total Rank Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total Rank
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Florent Amodio (M)
Maé-Bérénice Meite (L)
Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres (P)
Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat (ID)
Team trophy 79.93
6
55.45
5
57.45
4
69.15
7
22 6 Did not advance

Freestyle skiing[edit]

France has achieved a total of 20 quota places for the following events.[9] On 22 January 2014, 14 provisional slots have been filled by the French freestyle skiing team. The remainder of the team, including pending selections, will be officially announced on 27 January 2014.[4]

Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Xavier Bertoni Men's halfpipe 53.40 51.60 53.40 21 Did not advance
Thomas Krief 74.80 69.60 74.80 11 Q 4.60 28.60 28.60 11
Kevin Rolland 84.80 68.80 84.80 4 Q 88.60 29.80 88.60 3
Benoît Valentin 87.00 1.00 87.00 3 Q 10.00 61.00 61.00 10
Anaïs Caradeux Women's halfpipe 74.40 6.40 74.40 9 Q DNS
Marie Martinod 84.80 88.40 88.40 1 Q 84.80 85.40 85.40 2
Moguls
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 1 Run 2 Run 3
Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank
Anthony Benna Men's moguls 24.15 11.85 18.46 22 24.24 10.35 16.92 13 Did not advance
Benjamin Cavet DNF 25.37 14.08 20.12 9 Q 25.85 17.16 22.97 6 Q 26.31 16.87 22.46 8 Did not advance
Guilbaut Colas DNS Did not advance
Perrine Laffont Women's moguls 31.92 16.06 21.34 5 Q Bye 32.82 13.86 18.78 14 Did not advance
Ski cross
Athlete Event Seeding Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Arnaud Bovolenta Men's ski cross 1:17.48 11 2 Q 2 Q 2 FA 2 2
Jean-Frédéric Chapuis 1:16.77 4 1 Q 1 Q 1 FA 1 1
Jonas Devouassoux 1:18.32 21 2 Q 3 Did not advance 10
Jonathan Midol 1:19.57 29 2 Q 2 Q 2 FA 3 3
Alizée Baron Women's ski cross 1:25.20 19 3 Did not advance 20
Marielle Berger Sabbatel 1:24.62 17 3 Did not advance 19
Ophélie David 1:21.46 2 1 Q 1 Q 2 FA 4 4
Marion Josserand 1:26.61 22 4 Did not advance 27

Qualification legend: FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Slopestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Antoine Adelisse Men's slopestyle 54.2 50.4 54.2 27 Did not advance
Jules Bonnaire 2.2 40.0 40.0 30 Did not advance
Jérémy Pancras 68.0 69.4 69.4 19 Did not advance

Luge[edit]

France qualified a single female athlete in the luge.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Morgane Bonnefoy Women's singles 51.820 26 51.641 28 51.948 27 52.183 30 3:27.592 27

Nordic combined[edit]

France has qualified a maximum of five athletes and a spot in the team relay.[9] The team selection has been announced on 22 January 2014.[4]

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Distance Points Rank Time Rank Time Rank
François Braud Normal hill/10 km 95.0 113.5 24 23:57.3 17 25:09.3 20
Large hill/10 km 121.0 105.5 19 22:31.2 5 24:05.2 13
Sébastien Lacroix Normal hill/10 km 94.5 112.0 28 24:40.2 29 25:58.2 28
Large hill/10 km 120.0 98.0 31 22:47.5 14 24:51.5 21
Maxime Laheurte Normal hill/10 km 97.0 117.3 17 24:05.4 20 25:02.4 17
Large hill/10 km 125.0 108.0 15 23:55.6 29 25:19.6 27
Jason Lamy-Chappuis Normal hill/10 km 98.5 123.7 8 25:56.7 41 26:27.7 35
Large hill/10 km 133.5 120.7 5 23:10.9 22 23:43.9 7
Francois Braud
Sébastien Lacroix
Maxime Laheurte
Jason Lamy-Chappuis
Team large hill/4×5 km 502.5 455.2 4 47:51.3 4 48:26.3 4

Short track speed skating[edit]

France qualified 1 woman and 3 men for the Olympics during World Cup 3 and 4 in November 2013.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maxime Chataignier 1000 m 2:20.479 4 Did not advance 31
1500 m 2:17.938 4 N/A Did not advance 23
Thibaut Fauconnet 500 m 42.368 4 Did not advance 26
1000 m 2:00.795 4 Did not advance 30
1500 m 2:14.054 3 Q N/A PEN Did not advance
Sébastien Lepape 500 m 42.167 3 Did not advance 22
1000 m 1:49.311 3 ADV 1:25.368 3 Did not advance 12
1500 m 2:15.806 3 Q N/A 2:23.995 3 FB 2:21.483 8
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Véronique Pierron 500 m 1:12.278 4 Did not advance 29
1000 m 1:33.022 2 Q PEN Did not advance 17
1500 m 2:55.658 5 ADV N/A 2:20.216 4 FB 2:26.066 10

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Ski jumping[edit]

France has received the following start quotas. On 27 January 2014, only four ski jumpers from the French team had qualified for the Games.[10]

Athlete Event Qualification First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Ronan Lamy-Chappuis Men's normal hill 91.0 106.2 33 Q 91.0 111.0 40 Did not advance
Men's large hill 121.5 99.8 28 Q 125.0 108.2 36 Did not advance
Julia Clair Women's normal hill N/A 95.5 113.8 18 91.5 104.7 22 218.5 19
Léa Lemare N/A 93.0 107.9 22 93.0 110.2 16 218.1 20
Coline Mattel N/A 99.5 125.7 2 97.5 119.5 8 245.2 3

Snowboarding[edit]

France has achieved a total of 14 quota places in snowboarding. On 22 January 2014, eight provisional slots have been filled by the French freestyle skiing team. The remainder of the team, including pending selections, was officially announced on 27 January 2014.[10][4]

Alpine
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Sylvain Dufour Men's giant slalom 1:39.76 15 Q  Wild (RUS)
L +5.65
Did not advance
Men's slalom 59.43 10 Q  Galmarini (SUI)
L DSQ
Did not advance
Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Johann Baisamy Men's halfpipe 71.25 36.75 71.25 9 QS 18.50 37.00 37.00 10 Did not advance
Arthur Longo 79.25 20.75 79.25 4 QS 12.00 31.75 31.75 11 Did not advance
Clémence Grimal Women's halfpipe 16.00 66.50 66.50 8 QS 14.00 38.25 38.25 8 Did not advance
Sophie Rodriguez 78.50 25.50 78.50 3 QF Bye 77.75 79.50 79.50 7
Mirabelle Thovex 71.75 69.75 71.75 6 QS 70.75 39.75 70.75 5 Q 67.00 34.75 67.00 10

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Seeding Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Paul-Henri de Le Rue Men's snowboard cross CAN 3 Q 2 Q 2 FA 4 4
Tony Ramoin CAN 2 Q 5 Did not advance =17
Pierre Vaultier CAN 1 Q 1 Q 1 FA 1 1
Déborah Anthonioz Women's snowboard cross 1:24.78 17 N/A 4 Did not advance 15
Charlotte Bankes 1:23.12 5 N/A 5 Did not advance 17
Nelly Moenne Loccoz 1:23.50 8 N/A 2 Q 4 FA 5 5
Chloé Trespeuch 1:24.47 13 N/A 1 Q 2 FA 3 3

Qualification legend: FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Speed skating[edit]

Based on the results from the fall World Cups during the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup season, France has earned the following start quotas:

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Alexis Contin 5000 m DNS
Ewen Fernandez 1500 m 1:52.70 40
5000 m 6:31.08 18
Benjamin Macé 1000 m 1:10.80 29
1500 m 1:49.34 32
Team pursuit
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Alexis Contin
Ewen Fernandez
Benjamin Macé
Men's team pursuit  Netherlands (NED)
L 3:53.17
Did not advance Final D
 United States (USA)
L 3:51.76
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