Olivier Girault

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Olivier Girault
Personal information
Born February 22, 1973
Pointe-à-Pitre , Guadeloupe,
French West Indies
Nationality French
Height 1,83m
Weight 83kg
Club information
Current club Paris Handball
National team
1997-2008 France 231 (527)

Olivier Girault (born February 22, 1973 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe) is a now retired French team handball player, who is currently the coach of the Paris Handball team. He retired as a field player in 2008 after the victory of the France national handball team (of which he was the captain) at the Beijing Olympics.

He won all three major championships with the national team: world championship in 2001, European championship in 2006 and olympic champion in 2008, as mentioned above.

He also regularly works as a commentator and consultant on sports events for France Télévisions.



  • 2007 : Winner of French Cup
  • 2008 : 2nd of the French Cup
National team
  • World Cup : 2001
  • European Men's Handball Championship : 2006

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