France at the 1960 Summer Paralympics

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France at the
1960 Summer Paralympics
Flag of France.svg
IPC code FRA
NPC French Paralympic and Sports Committee
Website www.handisport.org
in Rome
Competitors 6 in 4 sports
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 3 1 7
Summer Paralympics appearances

France competed at the inaugural Summer Paralympic Games in 1960 in Rome. France's six athletes competed in four sports: archery, athletics, dartchery and swimming. All of France's athletes obtained medals in every event they competed in.[1]

Medallists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Trouverie Archery Men's Columbia round open
 Gold Barbier Athletics Men's club throw B
 Gold Jarrige Swimming Men's 25 metre crawl juniors incomplete class 2
 Silver Delapietra Archery Men's Columbia round open
 Silver Figoni Archery Men's St. Nicholas round open
 Silver Jarrige Swimming Men's 25 metre backstroke juniors incomplete class 2
 Bronze Bernabei & Trouverie Dartchery Mixed pairs open

Archery - Paralympic pictogram.svg Archery[edit]

France entered three competitors in archery.

  • Trouverie and Delapietra (full names not recorded) competed in the Men's Columbia round open. Trouverie took the gold medal with 550 points. Delapietra took silver, although his score of 544 was equal to that of Britain's Hepple, who was awarded bronze.
  • In the Men's St. Nicholas round open, Figoni, for France, took silver with 648 points - behind Sutton of Australia, who scored 670, and ahead of Sones of the United States (636).[2]

Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

France's only entry in athletics was Barbier, who took gold in the Men's club throw (category B) with a throw of 38.24m.[3]

Dartchery[edit]

Bernabei and Trouverie, France's representatives in dartchery, finished third in the Mixed pairs open and took bronze.[4]

Swimming - Paralympic pictogram.svg Swimming[edit]

Jarrige was France's only entry in swimming, and competed in two events:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ France at the 1960 Summer Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ France at the 1960 Summer Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ France at the 1960 Summer Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  4. ^ France at the 1960 Summer Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  5. ^ France at the 1960 Summer Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee

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