France at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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France at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of France.svg
IOC code FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (French)
in Grenoble
Competitors 75 (64 men, 11 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Gilbert Poirot (ski jumping)
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 3 2 9
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

France was the host nation for the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble. It was the second time that France had hosted the Winter Olympic Games (after the 1924 Games in Chamonix), and the fourth time overall (after the 1900 and 1924 Summer Olympics, both in Paris).

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Killy, Jean-ClaudeJean-Claude Killy Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Gold Killy, Jean-ClaudeJean-Claude Killy Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Gold Killy, Jean-ClaudeJean-Claude Killy Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Gold Goitschel, MarielleMarielle Goitschel Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Silver Périllat, GuyGuy Périllat Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Silver Mir, IsabelleIsabelle Mir Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Silver Famose, AnnieAnnie Famose Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Bronze Famose, AnnieAnnie Famose Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Bronze Pera, PatrickPatrick Pera Figure skating Men's singles

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Léo Lacroix Downhill 2:03.86 20
Bernard Orcel 2:02.22 8
Guy Périllat 1:59.93 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Jean-Claude Killy 1:59.85 1st, gold medalist(s)
Bernard Orcel Giant Slalom DSQ DSQ
Georges Mauduit 1:44.86 4 1:48.92 12 3:33.78 9
Guy Périllat 1:44.78 3 1:47.28 5 3:32.06 4
Jean-Claude Killy 1:42.74 1 1:46.54 2 3:29.28 1st, gold medalist(s)
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Jean-Pierre Augert 52.10 3 54.91 1 QF 51.32 17 DSQ DSQ
Guy Périllat 57.71 3 55.37 1 QF 49.89 6 DSQ DSQ
Alain Penz 54.63 2 QF 49.89 6 51.25 11 1:41.14 8
Jean-Claude Killy 49.89 1 QF 49.37 1 50.36 4 1:39.73 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Florence Steurer Downhill 1:43.00 9
Marielle Goitschel 1:42.95 8
Annie Famose 1:42.15 5
Isabelle Mir 1:41.33 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Marielle Goitschel Giant Slalom 1:56.09 7
Isabelle Mir 1:56.07 6
Florence Steurer 1:54.75 4
Annie Famose 1:54.61 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Florence Steurer Slalom DSQ DSQ
Annie Famose 42.21 7 45.68 3 1:27.89 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Isabelle Mir 42.14 6 46.08 4 1:28.22 5
Marielle Goitschel 40.27 2 45.59 2 1:25.86 1st, gold medalist(s)

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Guy Daraffourg 1'23:51.4 18 1'41:51.4 58
Louis Romand 1'25:55.2 12 1'37:55.2 57
Aimé Gruet-Masson 1'20:50.4 11 1'31:50.4 42
Jean-Claude Viry 1'19:16.2 10 1'29:16.2 35
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Daniel Claudon
Serge Legrand
Aimé Gruet-Masson
Jean-Claude Viry
10 2'31:12.9 10
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRA-1 Bertrand Croset
Henri Sirvain
Two-man 1:12.36 15 1:12.79 16 1:12.35 11 1:13.78 20 4:51.28 16
FRA-2 Gérard Christaud-Pipola
Jacques Christaud-Pipola
Two-man 1:11.24 6 1:34.47 20 1:12.49 13 1:13.47 18 5:11.67 20
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRA-1 Francis Luiggi
André Patey
Gérard Monrazel
Maurice Grether
Four-man 1:10.65 7 1:08.19 7 2:18.84 7
FRA-2 Bertrand Croset
Claude Roussel
Louis Courtois
Henri Sirvain
Four-man 1:11.11 12 1:08.61 11 2:19.72 11

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Jean Jobez 53:22.1 46
Félix Mathieu 52:58.8 44
Victor Arbez 51:20.5 28
Roger Pires 50:52.6 24
30 km Roger Pires 1'45:54.6 43
Luc Colin 1'45:40.7 42
Philippe Baradel 1'45:33.3 41
Jean Jobez 1'45:08.8 39
50 km Luc Colin 2'48:57.9 44
Claude Legrand 2'45:36.9 41
Fernand Borrel 2'45:10.6 40
Roger Pires 2'36:48.8 24
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Félix Mathieu
Victor Arbez
Philippe Baradel
Roger Pires
2'21:23.0 11

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Jacques Mrozek 18 20 1601.0 179 20
Philippe Pélissier 14 12 1706.0 114 13
Patrick Péra 3 7 1864.5 31 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Sylvaine Duban 19 29 1551.4 219 27
Micheline Joubert 28 15 1594.8 182 20

Ice hockey[edit]

Consolation Round[edit]

Teams in this group play for 9th-14th places. France entered in this round, from the start, they did not play for a medal.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
9  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 0 33 9 10
10  Japan 5 4 1 0 27 12 8
11  Norway 5 3 2 0 15 15 6
12  Romania 5 2 3 0 22 23 4
13  Austria 5 1 4 0 12 27 2
14  France 5 0 5 0 9 32 0

Norway Norway – France France 4:1 (1:1, 2:0, 1:0)
Goalscorers: Hagensen, Smefjell, Dalsören, Mikkelsen – Liberman.

France France – Romania Romania 3:7 (0:2, 0:2, 3:3)
Goalscorers: Itzicsohn, Mazza, Lacarriere – Iuliu Szabo 2, Florescu 2, Pana, Geza Szabo, Stefan.

France France – Austria Austria 2:5 (0:1, 2:3, 0:1)
Goalscorers: Faucomprez, Caux – Puschnig 2, Kirchbaumer, St. John, Schupp.

France France – Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1:10 (0:6, 0:1, 1:3)
Goalscorers: Itzicsohn – Tisler 3, Ivo Jan 2, Felc 2, Beravs, Roman Smolej, Hiti.

France France – Japan Japan 2:6 (0:0, 0:4, 2:2)
Goalscorers: Mazza, Faucomprez – Ebina 2, Hikigi, Itoh, Okajima, Araki.

Contestants[edit]

14. FRANCE
Goaltenders: Jean-Claude Sozzi, Bernard Deschamps
Defence: Joel Godeau, Claude Blanchard, Philippe Lacarriere, René Blanchard, Joel Gauvin
Forwards: Bernard Cabanis, Gerard Faucomprez, Alain Mazza, Olivier Prechac, Gilbert Lepre, Patrick Pourtanel, Michel Caux, Gilbert Itzicsohn, Daniel Grando, Patrick Francheterre, Charles Liberman.

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ion Pervilhac 1:01.98 38 1:02.99 40 1:01.45 37 3:06.42 38
Jean-Pierre De Petro 1:01.03 36 1:01.24 34 1:01.26 35 3:03.53 35
Georges Tresallet 59.75 28 1:00.41 31 1:00.21 30 3:00.37 29

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Georges Tresallet
Ion Pervilhac
49.97 11 49.29 9 1:39.26 11
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jacqueline Barasinski 51.96 20 52.39 21 52.44 20 2:36.79 20
Sylvette Grassi 51.85 17 52.08 20 52.55 21 2:36.48 19

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Jean-Marie Bourgeois Individual 53.5 52.5 111.4 40 50:18.0 214.50 9 325.90 38
Émile Salvi 63.0 63.0 158.6 39 53:44.3 173.78 32 332.38 37
Gervais Poirot 53.0 53.0 102.4 41 50:22.2 213.58 10 315.98 41

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Michel Saint Lezer Normal hill 67.0 85.0 64.0 79.7 164.7 50
Maurice Arbez 70.0 91.3 68.5 87.4 178.7 41
Alain Macle 74.0 104.2 72.5 99.8 204.0 18
Gilbert Poirot 76.5 106.7 73.5 100.4 207.1 10
Michel Saint Lezer Large hill 85.5 80.6 76.0 62.3 142.9 54
Maurice Arbez 87.0 83.2 79.0 66.0 149.2 50
Alain Macle 89.5 93.7 93.5 100.3 194.0 17
Gilbert Poirot 97.0 103.7 94.0 100.0 203.7 10

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m François Perrenoud 44.1 46
Michel Thépénier 43.8 45
1500 m François Perrenoud 2:14.0 37
Michel Thépénier 2:13.7 36
5000 m François Perrenoud 8:07.5 31
Michel Thépénier 8:06.2 30
10,000 m François Perrenoud 17:10.2 26
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Martine Ivangine 48.5 22
Marie-Louise Perrenoud 48.2 19
1000 m Patricia Demartini 1:44.6 28
Marie-Louise Perrenoud 1:39.3 24
Martine Ivangine 1:37.4 17
1500 m Patricia Demartini 2:40.6 29
Marie-Louise Perrenoud 2:39.2 28
Martine Ivangine 2:29.9 14
3000 m Marie-Louise Perrenoud 5:41.7 25
Martine Ivangine 5:19.3 15

References[edit]