France at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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France at the
2018 Winter Olympics
Refer to caption
IOC codeFRA
NOCFrench National Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.franceolympique.com (in French)
in Pyeongchang, South Korea
9–25 February 2018
Competitors106 (63 men and 44 women) in 11 sports
Flag bearer Martin Fourcade[1]
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
5
Silver
4
Bronze
6
Total
15
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

France competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with 106 competitors in 11 sports. They won 15 medals in total, five gold, four silver and six bronze, ranking 9th in the medal table.

Biathlete Martin Fourcade was the country's flag bearer during the opening ceremony,[2] and its most successful athlete with three gold medals. Biathletes Anais Bescond and Marie Dorin-Habert, alpine skier Alexis Pinturault and ski racer Maurice Manificat also won multiple medals on the games.

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 13 9 22
Biathlon 6 6 12
Bobsleigh 5 0 5
Cross-country skiing 9 4 13
Figure skating 4 4 8
Freestyle skiing 11 8 20
Nordic combined 5 0 5
Short track speed skating 2 2 4
Ski jumping 2 2 4
Snowboarding 5 8 13
Speed skating 1 0 1
Total 63 43 106

The list of competitors: [3]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Johan Clarey Downhill N/A 1:42.39 18
Mathieu Faivre Giant slalom 1:09.06 5 1:10.93 20 2:19.99 7
Thomas Fanara 1:09.22 6 1:10.61 16 2:19.83 5
Blaise Giezendanner Super-G N/A 1:24.82 4
Jean-Baptiste Grange Slalom DNF
Thomas Mermillod-Blondin Combined 1:20.89 17 47.13 6 2:08.02 6
Victor Muffat-Jeandet Combined 1:21.57 29 45.97 2 2:07.54 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Giant slalom 1:09.44 8 1:10.41 10 2:19.85 6
Slalom 48.54 6 51.18 11 1:39.72 5
Maxence Muzaton Downhill N/A 1:42.96 =23
Super-G N/A 1:26.08 18
Combined 1:20.58 14 DNF
Clément Noël Slalom 48.58 7 51.12 10 1:39.70 4
Alexis Pinturault Combined 1:20.28 10 46.47 3 2:06.75 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Giant slalom 1:08.90 2 1:10.45 12 2:19.35 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Slalom 48.34 3 51.41 14 1:39.75 6
Brice Roger Downhill N/A 1:41.39 8
Super-G N/A 1:26.10 19
Adrien Théaux Downhill N/A 1:42.99 26
Super-G N/A 1:25.76 15
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Adeline Baud-Mugnier Giant slalom 1:12.89 17 1:11.04 26 2:23.93 20
Slalom 52.65 31 DNF
Taïna Barioz Giant slalom 1:13.54 23 1:10.06 15 2:23.60 19
Anne Sophie Barthet Combined DNS
Laura Gauché Downhill N/A 1:42.29 22
Combined 1:42.15 11 42.64 12 2:24.79 12
Tiffany Gauthier Downhill N/A 1:41.04 13
Super-G N/A 1:22.56 22
Romane Miradoli Downhill N/A 1:41.64 18
Super-G N/A 1:22.36 19
Combined 1:41.83 9 DNF
Nastasia Noens Slalom 51.84 23 50.44 13 1:42.28 20
Jennifer Piot Downhill N/A 1:41.17 16
Super-G N/A 1:22.38 20
Tessa Worley Super-G N/A 1:23.54 28
Giant slalom 1:12.06 14 1:09.00 2 2:21.06 7
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Julien Lizeroux
Clément Noël
Alexis Pinturault
Adeline Baud Mugnier
Nastasia Noens
Tessa Worley
Team  Canada (CAN)
W 2*–2
 Italy (ITA)
W 3–1
 Switzerland (SUI)
L 1–3
 Norway (NOR)
L 2–2*
4

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their Nations Cup rankings in the 2016–17 Biathlon World Cup, France has qualified a full team of 6 men and 6 women.[4][5]

Men
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Simon Desthieux Sprint 24:11.1 2 (2+0) 12
Pursuit 33:55.4 3 (1+0+1+1) 7
Individual 51:03.6 4 (0+2+1+1) 27
Mass start 37:45.9 5 (1+2+2+0) 22
Quentin Fillon Maillet Sprint 25:28.1 4 (3+1) 48
Pursuit 37:57.2 7 (3+0+2+2) 44
Mass start 38:57.5 7 (3+2+2+0) 29
Martin Fourcade Sprint 24:00.9 3 (3+0) 8
Pursuit 32:51.7 1 (1+0+0+0) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Individual 48:46.2 2 (0+0+0+2) 5
Mass start 35:47.3 2 (1+0+0+1) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Antonin Guigonnat Sprint 24:37.5 3 (1+2) 27
Pursuit 35:27.9 5 (2+1+0+2) 19
Individual 50:33.5 2 (0+2+0+0) 23
Mass start 37:15.3 5 (1+0+2+2) 19
Émilien Jacquelin Individual 55:26.1 7 (2+2+2+1) 77
Simon Desthieux
Martin Fourcade
Antonin Guigonnat
Émilien Jacquelin
Team relay 1:18:43.1 3+12 5
Women
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Célia Aymonier Individual 46:40.3 5 (2+1+0+2) 48
Anaïs Bescond Sprint 22:20.8 2 (0+2) 19
Pursuit 31:04.9 1 (0+0+1+0) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Individual 45:10.9 3 (2+0+1+0) 31
Mass start 37:23.5 4 (1+0+2+1) 17
Justine Braisaz Sprint 21:54.1 2 (1+1) 10
Pursuit 34:08.0 7 (0+2+1+4) 34
Individual 46:57.2 5 (1+2+2+0) 55
Mass start 37:49.6 5 (0+1+3+1) 20
Anaïs Chevalier Sprint 22:15.6 2 (1+1) 16
Pursuit 33:28.0 5 (3+0+0+2) 24
Individual 45:01.9 3 (1+1+1+0) 28
Mass start 40:39.7 6 (2+3+1+0) 29
Marie Dorin-Habert Sprint 21:39.3 1 (1+0) 4
Pursuit 33:37.8 7 (2+0+2+3) 27
Mass start 36:20.9 2 (0+1+0+1) 9
Anaïs Bescond
Justine Braisaz
Anaïs Chevalier
Marie Dorin Habert
Team relay 1:12:21.0 0+14 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Mixed
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Anaïs Bescond
Simon Desthieux
Marie Dorin Habert
Martin Fourcade
Team relay 1:08:34.3 0+4 1st, gold medalist(s)

Bobsleigh[edit]

Based on their rankings in the 2017–18 Bobsleigh World Cup, France has qualified 2 sleds.[6][7]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dorian Hauterville
Romain Heinrich
Two-man 49.74 18 49.73 18 49.55 12 49.46 7 3:18.48 13
Vincent Castell
Loïc Costerg
Dorian Hauterville
Vincent Ricard
Four-man 49.09 =12 49.36 11 49.19 10 49.92 20 3:17.56 11

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Distance
Men
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Adrien Backscheider 15 km freestyle N/A 35:12.0 +1:28.1 17
Jean-Marc Gaillard 15 km freestyle N/A 35:35.2 +1:51.3 23
30 km skiathlon 40:32.6 6 37:49.1 38 1:18:48.5 +2:28.5 28
50 km classical N/A 2:14:31.4 +6:09.3 18
Jules Lapierre 30 km skiathlon 41:13.0 24 35:33.2 8 1:17:19.1 +59.1 15
Maurice Manificat 15 km freestyle N/A 34:10.9 +27.0 5
30 km skiathlon 40:33.6 8 35:30.6 6 1:16:34.2 +14.2 5
Clément Parisse 15 km freestyle N/A 35:39.0 +1:55.1 26
30 km skiathlon 40:48.9 17 35:51.7 13 1:17:08.6 +48.6 13
50 km classical N/A 2:17:25.4 +9:03.3 24
Adrien Backscheider
Jean-Marc Gaillard
Maurice Manificat
Clément Parisse
4×10 km relay N/A 1:33:41.8 +36.9 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Delphine Claudel 10 km freestyle N/A 28:58.9 +3:58.4 57
Anouk Faivre-Picon 10 km freestyle N/A 27:42.8 +2:42.3 35
15 km skiathlon 21:45.5 20 19:47.3 13 42:03.8 +1:18.9 13
Coraline Hugue 10 km freestyle N/A 26:37.9 +1:37.4 14
15 km skiathlon 23:43.8 49 19:41.2 11 43:56.2 +3:11.3 29
Aurore Jéan 10 km freestyle N/A 27:12.6 +2:12.1 22
15 km skiathlon 22:20.6 26 20:05.6 19 43:00.8 +2:15.9 23
Delphine Claudel
Anouk Faivre-Picon
Coraline Hugue
Aurore Jéan
4×5 km relay N/A 55:50.2 +4:25.9 12
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lucas Chanavat Men's sprint 3:15.95 18 Q 3:18.25 5 Did not advance
Baptiste Gros 3:16.27 20 Q 3:18.62 2 Q 3:27.44 6 Did not advance
Richard Jouve 3:17.69 29 Q 3:12.40 3 Did not advance
Richard Jouve
Maurice Manificat
Men's team sprint N/A 16:04.45 2 Q 15:58.28 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Aurore Jéan Women's sprint 3:32.45 46 Did not advance
Coraline Hugue
Aurore Jéan
Women's team sprint N/A 16:40.40 6 q 16:32.49 8

Figure skating[edit]

France qualified eight figure skates (four men and four female), based on its placement at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland.[8] They announced part of their team on December 18 2017.[9]

Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Chafik Besseghier Men's singles 72.10 26 Did not advance
Maé-Bérénice Méité Ladies' singles 53.67 22 Q 106.25 18 159.92 19
Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès Pairs 75.34 6 Q 143.19 5 218.53 5
Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron Ice dancing 81.93 2 Q 123.35 1 205.28 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac 59.97 18 Q 89.62 17 149.59 17

Team event

Athlete Event Short program/Short dance Free skate/Free dance
Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total
Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points Rank Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points Rank
Chafik Besseghier (M)
Maé-Bérénice Méité (L)
Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès (P)
Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac (ID)
Team event 61.06
1
46.62
2
68.49
5
57.94
5
13 8 Did not advance

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Thomas Krief Men's halfpipe 74.40 25.80 74.40 10 Q 9.80 DNS 9.80 10
Kevin Rolland 87.80 37.80 87.80 6 Q 6.40 6.40 5.60 6.40 11
Anais Caradeux Women's halfpipe 25.00 72.80 72.80 12 Q Did not start
Marie Martinod 91.60 92.00 92.00 2 Q 92.20 92.60 23.20 92.60 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Moguls
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 1 Run 2 Run 3
Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank
Anthony Benna Men's moguls 25.48 61.88 76.28 12 25.45 45.86 60.30 6 Q 24.85 51.20 76.43 13 Did not advance
Benjamin Cavet 26.40 59.55 72.74 21 25.42 56.55 71.03 15 Did not advance
Sacha Theocharis 24.89 61.37 76.55 10 QF Bye 23.97 60.70 77.09 12 Q 25.40 19.98 34.49 9 Did not advance
Camille Cabrol Women's moguls 31.96 56.91 68.89 16 DNF 68.89 12 Did not advance
Perrine Laffont 28.87 64.25 79.72 1 QF Bye 29.33 60.81 75.76 6 Q 29.78 63.42 77.86 3 Q 29.36 63.74 78.65 1st, gold medalist(s)
Ski cross
Athlete Event Seeding Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Arnaud Bovolenta Men's ski cross 1:10.12 14 2 Q 2 Q 3 FB 2 6
Jean-Frédéric Chapuis 1:09.84 7 2 Q 4 Did not advance
François Place 1:10.26 18 1 Q 3 Did not advance
Térence Tchiknavorian 1:10.41 24 DNF Did not advance
Alizée Baron Women's ski cross 1:14.11 6 1 Q 2 Q DNF FB 1 5
Marielle Berger Sabbatel 1:15.60 12 2 Q 3 Did not advance

Qualification legend: FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Slopestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Antoine Adelisse Men's slopestyle 10.00 17.60 17.60 30 Did not advance
Benoit Buratti 67.00 62.00 67.00 21 Did not advance
Lou Barin Women's slopestyle 50.60 38.40 50.60 19 Did not advance
Tess Ledeux 69.40 28.40 69.40 15 Did not advance

Nordic combined[edit]

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Distance Points Rank Time Rank Time Rank
François Braud Normal hill/10 km 101.5 108.6 12 25:12.5 30 26:40.5 15
Large hill/10 km 121.0 112.6 17 23:39.6 12 25:24.6 15
Antoine Gérard Normal hill/10 km 96.5 92.9 24 25:05.8 26 27:36.8 26
Large hill/10 km 108.0 85.5 36 23:46.3 14 27:20.3 32
Maxime Laheurte Normal hill/10 km 104.5 110.7 10 24:54.5 21 26:14.5 11
Large hill/10 km 128.5 122.6 11 24:17.8 27 25:22.8 14
Jason Lamy-Chappuis Normal hill/10 km 96.0 97.7 19 25:36.9 35 27:48.9 31
Large hill/10 km 118.5 94.9 31 24:21.5 28 27:17.5 30
François Braud
Antoine Gérard
Maxime Laheurte
Jason Lamy-Chappuis
Laurent Muhlethaler [fr]
Team large hill/4×5 km 517.0 417.9 5 47:28.0 6 48:37.0 5

Short track speed skating[edit]

According to the ISU Special Olympic Qualification Rankings, France has qualified 2 men and 2 women each.[10][11]

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Thibaut Fauconnet Men's 500 m 1:04.756 4 Did not advance
Men's 1000 m 1:24.381 2 Q 1:24.344 3 Did not advance
Men's 1500 m 2:15.768 2 Q N/A 2:12.049 2 FA 2:53.150 7
Sébastien Lepape Men's 500 m 40.900 3 Did not advance
Men's 1000 m 1:23.489 3 Did not advance
Men's 1500 m 2:13.965 2 Q N/A 2:11.967 5 Did not advance
Tifany Huot-Marchand Women's 500 m 44.659 3 Did not advance
Women's 1500 m 2:29.996 4 N/A Did not advance
Véronique Pierron Women's 500 m 43.148 4 Did not advance
Women's 1000 m 1:35.299 2 Q 1:30.323 4 Did not advance
Women's 1500 m 2:22.119 3 Q N/A 2:28.023 5 Did not advance

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Jonathan Learoyd Men's normal hill 94.5 106.7 30 Q 98.5 104.1 25 Q 100.5 103.8 21 207.9 27
Men's large hill 124.0 92.1 34 Q 119.5 100.1 41 Did not advance
Vincent Descombes Sevoie Men's normal hill 86.5 92.1 44 Q 90.0 82.4 43 Did not advance
Men's large hill 114.0 69.9 48 Q 105.0 75.9 50 Did not advance
Léa Lemare Women's normal hill N/A 74.5 62.3 29 Q 93.5 84.5 19 146.8 28
Lucile Morat N/A 86.5 79.7 19 Q 86.5 75.1 27 154.8 21

Snowboarding[edit]

Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Lucile Lefevre Women's slopestyle Canceled[12] 28.35 17.31 CAN 28.35 25
Clémence Grimal Women's halfpipe 14.25 13.00 14.25 24 Did not advance
Sophie Rodriguez 65.00 13.50 65.00 9 Q 50.50 14.75 13.75 50.50 10
Mirabelle Thovex 62.25 64.25 64.25 10 Q 59.50 30.25 63.00 63.00 9
Parallel
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Sylvain Dufour Men's giant slalom 1:25.27 4 Q  Kwiatkowski (POL)
W –0.10
 Coratti (ITA)
W –0.19
 Galmarini (SUI)
L DNF
 Košir (SLO)
L +1.49
4
Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Seeding 1/8 final Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Seed
Time Rank Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Loan Bozzolo Men's snowboard cross 1:16.15 31 1:16.11 =8 1:16.11 35 3 Q DNF Did not advance
Merlin Surget 1:13.82 5 Bye 1:13.82 5 3 Q DNF Did not advance
Pierre Vaultier 1:13.14 1 Bye 1:13.14 1 2 Q 1 Q 3 FA 1 1st, gold medalist(s)
Ken Vuagnoux 1:14.29 10 Bye 1:14.29 10 2 Q DNF Did not advance
Charlotte Bankes Women's snowboard cross 1:18.18 5 Bye 1:18.18 5 N/A 3 Q DNF FB 1 7
Nelly Moenne-Loccoz 1:20.23 8 Bye 1:20.23 8 N/A 3 Q 5 FB 4 10
Julia Pereira 1:21.72 18 1:20.17 3 1:20.17 15 N/A 2 Q 2 FA 2 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Chloé Trespeuch 1:18.51 6 Bye 1:18.51 6 N/A 1 Q 2 FA 5 5

Qualification legend: FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Speed skating[edit]

France qualified one speed skater.[11]

Individual
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Alexis Contin Men's 1500 m 1:47.33 22
Men's 5000 m 6:18.13 11
Mass start
Athlete Event Semifinal Final
Points Time Rank Points Time Rank
Alexis Contin Men's mass start 3 8:28.70 8 Q 0 7:45.64 10

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