France Gareau

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France Gareau
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles 4 x 100 metres
Francophone Games
Silver medal – second place 1989 Casablanca 4 x 100 metres
Silver medal – second place 1989 Casablanca 4 x 400 metres
Gold medal – first place 1994 Paris 4 x 400 metres
Silver medal – second place 1994 Paris 4 x 100 metres
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Auckland 4 x 400 metres
Summer Universiade
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Buffalo 4 x 100 metres

France Gareau (born April 15, 1967) is a Canadian athlete, who competed in the sprint events. Gareau was born in Verner, Ontario.

Gareau competed for Canada in the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States in the 100 m and the 4 × 100 m relay, where she anchored Canada to the silver medal (as a 17-year-old) with her teammates Angela Bailey, Marita Payne and Angella Taylor-Issajenko. Gareau also won relay medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, 1993 Summer Universiade and at two Francophone Games.

France was also Canadian Champion at the 100 metres in 1989.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to former Ottawa Rough Riders and BC Lions player Sean Foudy. Their son Liam is an ice hockey player and was selected in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets.[1]


  1. ^ Hedger, Brian (June 22, 2018). "Blue Jackets Select Liam Foudy In First Round Of 2018 NHL Draft". Retrieved June 23, 2018.