France

History

France made its first Summer Olympic appearance at the inaugural 1896 Games and has competed ever since though there is some dispute among historians on whether they participated in 1904. The nation has so far hosted two Summer Olympics, in 1900 and 1924, both held in Paris. France sends one of the largest delegations to the Olympics with over 200 athletes competing at each games since 1984 where they compete in almost all sports listed in the schedule.

With the exception of 1900 France has won at least one medal at all Olympics. France typically finishes in the top 10 at most Olympics. The total medals won are disputed among historians, but the International Olympic Committee has 734 listed for France. The discrepancies are mostly about the nationality of medal winners during the early games (particularly in 1904). The most successful sports are fencing, cycling, athletics, judo, swimming and sailing. France’s most successful summer athletes are fencers Philippe Cattiau (medals in 1920-1936) and Roger Ducret (medals in 1920-1928). Both athletes won three golds, four silvers and one bronze. In 2016 France won 42 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Jimmy Vicaut
Men’s 800m Pierre-Ambroise Bosse
Men’s 1500m Rabii Doukkana
Alexis Miellet
Men’s 110m Hurdles Pascal Martinot-Lagarde
Wilhem Belocian
Men’s 400m Hurdles Ludvy Vaillant
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Djilali Bedrani
Men’s 4x400m Relay Ludvy Vaillant
Christopher Naliali
Thomas Jordier
Mame-Ibra Anne
Men’s 20km Walk Kevin Campion
Men’s 50km Walk Yohann Diniz
Men’s Marathon Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Men’s Pole Vault Renaud Lavillenie
Valentin Lavillenie
Men’s Hammer Throw Quentin Bigot

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Hurdles Solene Ndama
Women’s Marathon Clemence Calvin
Susan Kipsang Jeptooo
Women’s Long Jump Yanis David
Women’s Triple Jump Yanis David
Women’s Discus Throw Meline Robert-Michon
Women’s Hammer Throw Alexandra Tavernier

Basketball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Frank Ntilikina
Amarh M’Baye
Nicolas Batum
Evan Fournier
Nando de Colo
Vincent Poirier
Andrew Albicy
Louis Labeyrie
Mathias Lessort
Rudy Gobert
Axel Toupane
Paul Lacombe
Women’s Tournament Valeriane Ayayi
Alexia Chartereau
Helena Ciak
Olivia Epoupa
Marine Fauthoux
Sandrine Gruda
Bria Hartley
Marine Johannes
Sarah Michel
Endene Miyem
Iliana Rupert
Diandra Tchatchoang

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Flyweight Billal Bennama
Men’s Featherweight Samuel Kistohurry

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s K1 Slalom Quentin Burgi
Women’s K1 Slalom Camille Prigent
Men’s C1 Slalom Cedric Joly
Women’s C1 Slalom Lucie Prioux
Men’s K1 200m Maxime Beaumont
Men’s K2 1000m Cyrille Carre
Etienne Hubert
Women’s K2 500m Sarah Guyot
Manon Hostens
Women’s K4 500m Sarah Guyot
Lea Jamelot
Sarah Troel
Manon Hostens
Men’s C1 1000m Adrien Bart

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Cross-Country Stephane Tempier
Women’s Cross-Country Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings
Women’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings
Men’s Time Trial Qualified Via Rankings
Women’s Time Trial Juliette Labous
Men’s Team Sprint Qualified Via Rankings
Men’s Individual Sprint Eligible to Compete
Eligible to Compete
Women’s Individual Sprint Qualified Via Rankings
Eligible to Compete
Men’s Keirin Eligible to Compete
Eligible to Compete
Women’s Keirin Qualified Via Rankings
Eligible to Compete
Women’s Team Pursuit Qualified Via Rankings
Men’s Madison Qualified Via Rankings
Women’s Madison Eligible to Compete
Men’s Omnium Eligible to Compete
Women’s Omnium Qualified Via Rankings

Diving

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 10m Platform Benjamin Auffret

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Dressage Composite Rankings
Individual Eventing From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Eventing Thibaut Vallette
Horse: Qing du Briot ENE HN
Maxime Livio
Horse: Opium de Verrieres
Sidney Dufresne
Horse: Tresor Mail
Donatien Schauly
Horse: Pivoine des Touches
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Penelope Leprevost
Horse: Vancouver de Lanlore
Nicolas Delmotte
Horse: Urvoso du Roch
Kevin Staut
Horse: Calevo 2
Alexis Deroubaix
Horse: Timon d’Aure

Football

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Gautier Larsonneur
Kelvin Amian
Fode Ballo-Toure
Ibrahima Konate
Dayot Upamecano
Lucas Tousart
Romain Del Castillo
Houssem Aouar
Moussa Dembele
Matteo Guendouzi
Jean-Philippe Mateta
Jonathan Ikone
Colin Dagba
Jonathan Bamba
Malang Sarr
Maxence Prevot
Moussa Niakhate
Ibrahima Sissoko
Anthony Caci
Marcus Thuram
Olivier Ntcham
Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Paul Bernardoni

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events
(1) (2)
Loris Frasca Loris Frasca
Cyril Tommasone Cyril Tommasone
Samir Ait Said Samir Ait Said
Women’s Artistic Individual Events From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Women’s Artistic Team All-Around Marine Boyer
Lorette Charpy
Melanie de Jesus dos Santos
ALine Friess
Claire Pontlevoy
Men’s Trampoline Allan Morante
Women’s Trampoline Lea Labrousse

Handball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Tournament Camille Ayglon
Pauline Coatanea
Siraba Dembele Pavlovic
Beatrice Edwige
Laura Flippes
Pauletta Foppa
Laura Glauser
Manon Houette
Orlane Kanor
Alexandra Lacrabere
Amandine Leynaud
Astride N’Gouan
Gnonsiane Niombla
Estelle Nze Minko
Allison Pineau
Grâce Zaadi

Karate

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -67kg Steven Da Costa

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual
(1) (2)
Valentin Prades
Valentin Belaud
Women’s Individual Marie Oteiza

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Coxless Pair Valentin Onfroy
Theophile Onfroy
Men’s Double Sculls Hugo Boucheron
Matthieu Androdias
Women’s Double Sculls Helene Lefebvre
Elodie Ravera-Scaramozzino
Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls Laura Tarantola
Claire Bove

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Louis Giard
Women’s RS:X Charline Picon Charline Picon
Men’s Laser Jean Baptiste Bernaz
Women’s Laser Radial Mathilde de Kerangat
Men’s 470 Kevin Peponnet
Jeremie Mion
Kevin Peponnet
Jeremie Mion
Women’s 470 Camille Lecointre
Aloise Retornaz
Camille Lecointre
Aloise Retornaz
Men’s 49er Mathieu Frei
Noe Delpech
Women’s 49erFX Julie Bossard
Aude Compan
Mixed Nacra 17 Foiling Quentin Delapierre
Manon Audinet

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
(1) (2)
Jean Quiquampoix
Clement Bessaguet
Women’s 25m Pistol Mathilde Lamolle
Celine Goberville
Women’s Trap
(1) (2)
Carole Cormenier
Melanie Couzy
Men’s Skeet
(1) (2)
Emmanuel Petit
Azmy Mehelba
Women’s Skeet Lucie Anastassiou

Sport Climbing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Combined
(1) (2)
Mickael Mawen Mickael Mawem
Bassa Mawem
Women’s Combined Julia Chanourdie

Surfing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Shortboard Jeremy Flores
Michel Bourez
Women’s Shortboard Johanne Defay

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 100m Freestyle Mehdy Metella
Clement Mignon
Men’s 800m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 1500m Freestyle David Aubry
Damien Joly
Men’s 100m Backstroke Yohann Ndoye-Brouard
Men’s 100m Butterfly Mehdy Metella
Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Clement Mignon
Jeremy Stravius
Tom Paco Pedroni
Mehdy Metella
Men’s 10km Open Water Marc-Antoine Olivier Marc-Antoine Olivier
David Aubrey David Aubrey

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 50m Freestyle Charlotte Bonnet
Women’s 100m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 200m Freestyle Charlotte Bonnet
Women’s 1500m Freestyle Lara Grangeon
Women’s 100m Backstroke Beryl Gastaldello
Women’s 100m Butterfly Beryl Gastaldello
Marie Wattel
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Fantine Lesaffre
Women’s 400m Individual Medley Fantine Lesaffre
Women’s 10km Open Water Lara Grangeon Lara Grangeon

Table Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Men’s Team Simon Gauzy
Emmanuel Lebesson
Can Akkuzu
Tristan Flore
Alexandre Cassin

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Indoor Volleyball Jenia Grebennikov
Jean Patry
Benjamin Toniutti
Kevin Tillie
Julien Lyneel
Earvin Ngapeth
Kevin Le Roux
Antoine Brizard
Julien Winkelmuller
Nicolas Le Goff
Daryl Bultor
Yacine Louati
Barthelemy Chinenyeze
Timothee Carle