Vincent Defrasne

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Vincent Defrasne
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Vincent Defrasne under the Blinkfestivalen 2009 in Sandnes.
Medal record
Men's biathlon
Competitor for  France
Olympic Games
Gold 2006 Turin 12.5 km pursuit
Bronze 2006 Turin 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City 4 × 7.5 km relay
World Championships
Gold 2009 Pyeongchang Mixed relay
Gold 2001 Pokljuka 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver 2007 Antholz-Anterselva Mixed relay
Bronze 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km pursuit
Bronze 2006 Pokljuka Mixed relay
Bronze 2004 Oberhof 4 × 7.5 km relay

Vincent Defrasne (born 9 March 1977 in Pontarlier, Doubs) is a French biathlete. He won a gold medal in the 12.5 km pursuit at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and a bronze medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

He was also a member of the winning Biathlon World Championship relay team in 2001, and the 2004 team which won bronze. At the Biathlon World Championship 2007 in Antholz, Defrasne earned a bronze medal, in the 12.5 km pursuit and a silver medal in the Mixed Relay event. In 2009 at the World Championships in Pyeongchang, Defrasne was part of the victorious mixed relay team.

Defrasne served as the flagbearer for France at the 2010 Winter Olympics.


Winter Olympics
  • 2002 1x Bronze (Relay)
  • 2006 1x Gold (Pursuit), 1x Bronze (Relay)
Biathlon World Championships
  • 2001 1x Gold (Relay)
  • 2004 1x Bronze (Relay)
  • 2006 1x Bronze (Mixed Relay)
  • 2007 1x Bronze (Pursuit), 1x Silver (Mixed Relay)
  • 2009 1x Gold (Mixed Relay)
Biathlon World Cup
  • 2 victories in the trials for the World Cup


Olympic Games
Preceded by
Bruno Mingeon
Flagbearer for  France
Vancouver 2010
Succeeded by
Jason Lamy-Chappuis