Franck Piccard

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Franck Piccard 1989 Paraguay stamp.jpg
Franck Piccard on a 1989 Uruguayan stamp
Personal information
Born 17 September 1965 (1965-09-17) (age 49)
Albertville, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport alpine skiing
Club Les Saisies

Franck Piccard (born 17 September 1965) is a French former Alpine skier.

A native of Les Saisies, Piccard won a total of four Alpine skiing World Cup races. At the 1988 Olympics in Calgary he won a gold medal in the Super-G competition and a bronze medal in the downhill. At the 1992 Olympics in Albertville he won a silver medal in the downhill.

After retiring from downhill skiing, Piccard competed in long-distance cross-country skiing at the national level in 2006–2009. In 1988, he was awarded the Prix de la ville de Paris by the French Academy of Sports.[1]

His father gave him the name Franck in tribute to Frank Sinatra.[2]Piccard's siblings Leila Piccard, Ian Piccard and Jeff Piccard also competed as alpine skiers,[2] as does his daughter Lucie.[3] Another brother, Ted Piccard, has competed in both alpine skiing and skiercross.[4]

World Cup victories[edit]

Date Location Race
13 March 1988 United States Beaver Creek Super-G
11 January 1990 Austria Schladming Downhill
2 December 1990 France Valloire Super-G
30 October 1993 Austria Sölden Giant slalom

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franck Piccard. Sports Reference]
  2. ^ a b "Nagano Olympics – Athlete profile: Leila Piccard". CNN/SI. 3 February 1998. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Russian Golenkova Takes Downhill Gold". 2013 Winter Universiade. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Keillor, Lynn (21 January 2010). "Ted Piccard Battles Health, Heritage". ESPN. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

FIS-ski biography for Franck Piccard