France at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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France at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of France.svg
IOC code FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (French)
in Atlanta
Competitors 299 (197 men and 102 women) in 25 sports
Flag bearer Marie-José Pérec
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
15 7 15 37
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

France competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. 299 competitors, 197 men and 102 women, took part in 183 events in 25 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In France's sixth appearance in modern Olympic archery, defending gold medallist Sebastien Flute was defeated in the first round of elimination. Fellow veteran Severine Bonal was also defeated early, while Lionel Torres reached the quarterfinal. The men's team was defeated in the first round.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Torres, Flute, and Letulle → Round of 16, 9th place (0-1)

Athletics[edit]

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Mickael Damian
    • Qualification — 3:39.21 (→ did not advance)
  • Eric Dubus
    • Qualification — 3:47.01 (→ did not advance)

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

  • Nadir Bosch
    • Heat — 8:31.65
    • Semifinals — 8:47.31 (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

Men's Hammer Throw

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk


Women's 10,000 metres

Women's 4x400 metres Relay

Women's Javelin Throw

Women's Discus Throw

Women's Marathon

Women's 10 km Walk

Badminton[edit]

Beach volleyball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Men's Bantamweight (— 54 kg)

Men's Light Welterweight (— 63,5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (— 67 kg)

Men's Middleweight (— 75 kg)

Men's Light Heavyweight (— 81 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (— 91 kg)

  • Christophe Mendy
    • First Round — Bye
    • Second Round — Defeated Ovidiu Bali (Romania), referee stopped contest in second round
    • Quarterfinals — Lost to David Defiagbon (Canada), disqualification in third round

Men's Super Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Road Competition[edit]

Men's Individual Time Trial

Women's Individual Road Race

Women's Individual Time Trial

Track Competition[edit]

Men's Points Race

Mountain Bike[edit]

Men's Cross Country

Women's Cross Country

Diving[edit]

Women's 10m Platform

  • Julie Danaux
    • Preliminary Heat — 201.27 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

15 fencers, 9 men and 6 women, represented France in 1996.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil
Women's épée
Women's team épée

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Men's Individual Competition:

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's Competition[edit]

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 200 m Freestyle

Men's 400 m Freestyle

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Backstroke

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Women's Competition[edit]

Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Casey Legler
    • Heat — 26.52 (→ did not advance, 29th place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

Women's 200 m Freestyle

Women's 400 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Backstroke

Women's 200 m Backstroke

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

Women's 100 m Butterfly

Women's 200 m Butterfly

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Table tennis[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Women's Singles Competition

Weightlifting[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Eric Bonnel – 54 kg 105.0 110.0 115.0 135.0 140.0 140.0 250.0 11
Cédric Plançon – 91 kg 155.0 160.0 160.0 185.0 190.0 190.0 345.0 19

Wrestling[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "France at the 1996 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2012-02-11.