sports The Best Olympic Athletes from France  

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from France, with photos when available. These are the best French Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. French athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which French Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from France is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

Examples include Joël Chenal and Boris Sanson.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best French Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from France?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite France Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on France.

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Alain Bernard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Alain Bernard Men's 4x100m freestyle relay, Men's 100m freestyle, Men's 50m freestyle

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Marie Dorin Habert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Marie Dorin Habert Women's 7.5 km Sprint, Women's 4x6 km Relay

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Tessa Worley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Marie Laure Brunet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Marie Laure Brunet Women's 10 km Pursuit, Women's 4x6 km Relay

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Olivier Schoenfelder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Grégory Baugé is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Grégory Baugé Men's Track cycling^! Olympic Sprint

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Vanessa James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Sandrine Bailly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Sandrine Bailly Women's 4x6 km Relay

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Nelly Moenne Loccoz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Yannick Bertrand is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Lucie Décosse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Lucie Décosse Women's Judo, 57 - 63kg (Half-Middleweight)

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Steeve Guénot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Steeve Guénot Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Lightweight 60 - 66kg

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Guillaume Gille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Guillaume Gille Men's handball

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Olivier Girault is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Olivier Girault Men's handball

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Amaury Leveaux is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Amaury Leveaux Men's 4x100m freestyle relay, Men's 50m freestyle

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Melanie Skotnik-Melfort is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Camille de Faucompret is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Julien Lizeroux is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Benoît Caranobe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Benoît Caranobe Men's Gymnastics, individual all-round

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Fabien Gilot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Celine Lecompere is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Stéphanie Possamaï is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Daniel Narcisse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Daniel Narcisse Men's handball

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Cécile Storti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Vincent Defrasne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Vincent Defrasne Men's 12.5 km Pursuit

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Madeleine Moreau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Madeleine Moreau Women's 3 metre springboard

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Marguerite Broquedis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Marguerite Broquedis Women's Tennis, singles

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Florine De Leymarie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Laure Pequegnot is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Laure Pequegnot Women's Slalom

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Nathalie Péchalat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Julie Carraz-Collin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Benjamin Mace is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Pin Elodie Bourgeois is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Vincent Descombes Sevoie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Vincent Vittoz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Thomas Fanara is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Thomas Voeckler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Thomas Voeckler Men's Road cycling, individual road race

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Ulrich Robeiri is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Ulrich Robeiri Men's Épée team

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Yannick Bonheur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Ingrid Jacquemod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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William Hirigoyen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Vencelas Dabaya is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Vencelas Dabaya Men's Weightlifting^! Lightweight 62-69 kg

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Yann Bonato is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Yann Bonato Men's basketball

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Kévin Sireau is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Kévin Sireau Men's Track cycling^! Olympic Sprint

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Thierry Gadou is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Thierry Gadou Men's basketball

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Sandrine Aubert is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Sébastien Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Simon Fourcade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Sonia Huguet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France

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Stéphane Risacher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from France
Stéphane Risacher Men's basketball