François Braud

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François Braud
Medal record
Men's Nordic combined
Representing  France
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Val di Flemme Team normal hill
Gold medal – first place 2015 Falun Team sprint
Silver medal – second place 2015 Falun 10 km individual large hill
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Falun 4 x 5 km team

François Braud (born 27 July 1986 in Pontarlier, Doubs) is a French Nordic combined skier and non-commissioned officer.[1] who has been competing since 2003.


Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of fourth in the 4 x 5 km team event at Vancouver in 2010 while earning his best finish of 14th in the 10 km individual large hill event at those same games.

Braud's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fourth in the 4 x 5 km team event at Liberec in 2009 while his best individual finish was tenth in the 10 km mass start at those same championships.

He has two individual career victories at various levels in the 15 km individual (2004, 2006). Braud's best World cup finish was fifth twice in a team 4 x 5 km event (2007, 2009) while his best individual finish was sixth three times, all in 2009.

Private life[edit]

Since April, 2013, he has been in a relationship with Italian ski jumper, Elena Runggaldier.[2]


  1. ^ Braud, Francois, Équipe de France Militaire de Ski 2011.
  2. ^ "Elena Runggaldier, l'aquila azzurra del salto con gli sci" (in Italian). Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

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