Franck Badiou

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Franck Badiou
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Born24 March 1967 (1967-03-24) (age 51)
Vitry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France

Franck Badiou (born 24 March 1967) is a French former sports shooter, Olympic medallist and coach. He won silver medal in the 10 metre air rifle at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. He was also European Champion in the same discipline in 1993.[1]

Badiou was born in Vitry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne.[2] He took up shooting relatively late, at the age of 14, after talking about the sport with a school friend who was a pistol shooter.[3]

After retiring from competition, Badiou was a coach for the French Shooting Federation for eight years.[4] In 2005 he started working for the French biathlon team, preparing the squad's rifles.[1] In 2016, he was appointed as the men's team's shooting coach.[5] Badiou stepped down from the role in 2018, being succeeded by Patrick Favre.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Biathlon : Franck Badiou, l'homme qui a «reboosté» Fourcade" [Biathlon: Franck Badiou, the man who "reboosted" Fourcade]. La Dépêche du Midi (in French). 14 February 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Franck Badiou". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ Ducoin, Jean-Emmanuel (14 December 1992). "Il s'en tire bien". L'Humanité. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  4. ^ Di Meo, Dino (9 February 2014). "Franck Badiou, le «luthier» de l'équipe de France" [Franck Badiou, the "luthier" of the French team]. (in French). Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  5. ^ Bilinski, Aline (22 June 2016). "Prémanon : Franck Badiou, nouvel entraîneur de tir de l'équipe de France de biathlon" [Prémanon: Franck Badiou, new shooting coach of the French biathlon team]. France Télévisions (in French). Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Martin Fourcade. Préparation studieuse dans le Vercors" [Martin Fourcade. Studious preparation in the Vercors]. Le Télégramme (in French). 18 October 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2019.