Famous Track And Field Athletes from France

List of notable or famous track and field athletes from France, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in France and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from France is included when available.

People include everything from Melanie Skotnik-Melfort to Christophe Lemaitre.

This historic track and field athletes from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French track and field athletes of note?" and "Who are the most famous track and field athletes from France?" These prominent track and field athletes of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French track and field athletes.

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  • Antoinette Nana Djimou

    Antoinette Nana Djimou

    Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Douala, Wouri, Cameroon
    Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida (born 2 August 1985 in Douala, Cameroon) is a French heptathlete and pentathlete. She has won two European Athletics Championships heptathlon gold medals (in 2012 and 2014) ...more
  • Ayodelé Ikuesan

    Ayodelé Ikuesan

    Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    Ayodele Ikuesan is a French sprinter who specialises in the 60 metres and 4x100 metres relay. Ikuesan won the 4 x 100m relay gold medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games. She competed in the 60m at the ...more
  • Ben Bassaw

    Ben Bassaw

    Age: 33
    • Birthplace: Saint-Michel, France
  • Benjamin Compaoré

    Benjamin Compaoré

    Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Bar-le-Duc, France
    Benjamin Compaoré (born 5 August 1987) is a French athlete specialising in the triple jump. He won the gold medal at the 2014 European Championships and the bronze at the 2016 World Indoor ...more
    • Birthplace: Annecy, France
    Christophe Lemaitre (French pronunciation: ​[kʁistɔf ləmɛtʁ]; born 11 June 1990) is a French sprinter who specialises in the 100 and 200 metres. In 2010, Lemaitre became the first white athlete to ...more
  • Dimitri Bascou

    Dimitri Bascou

    Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Schœlcher, Martinique
    Dimitri Bascou (born July 20, 1987, in Schœlcher, Martinique) is a French track and field athlete who specialises in the 110 metres hurdles. He is known for his explosive and fast starts. He won the ...more