FFN Release Full List of Athletes Who Will Represent France in Rio

The French Federation (FFN) held a press conference to announce the entire men’s and women’s teams who will wear the Blue, White, and Red of France at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

After only two women and six men achieved the difficult French time standards to compete in individual events in Rio, the National Technical Director (DTN), Jacques Favre, and his committee spent two days deliberating the expansion of the list following the French Elite National Championships and Olympic Selection meet, which ended on Sunday, April 3.

Here is the full list:


Club Represented

Qualified Event(s)

Complementary Event(s)

Qualified outright:
Coralie Balmy Montpellier Métropole Nat. 400 free 200 free, 800 free
Charlotte Bonnet Olympic Nice Natation 200 free 100 free
Camille Lacourt CN Marseille 100 back
Florent Manaudou CN Marseille 50 free, 4×100 free
Clément Mignon CN Marseille 100 free, 4×100 free
Jérémy Stravius Amiens Métropole Nat. 100 free, 4×100 free, 4×200 free 200 free, 100 fly
Qualified outright for a relay, having met French criteria:
Yannick Agnel Mulhouse ON 4×200 free 200 free
Lory Bourelly Dauphins Toulouse OEC 4×200 free
Mehdy Metella CN Marseille 4×100 free 100 fly
Jordan Pothain Nautic Club Alp’38 4×200 free 400 free
Selected for individual event(s), having met consideration time:
Béryl Gastaldello CN Marseille 100 free 100 fly
Lara Grangeon CN Calédoniens 400 IM 200 fly, 200 IM
Mélanie Henique Amiens Métropole Nat. 50 free
Fantine Lesaffre Mulhouse ON 400 IM 200 IM
Anna Santamans Olympic Nice Natation 50 free
Marie Wattel Olympic Nice Natation 100 fly
Frédérick Bousquet CN Marseille 50 free
Jordan Coelho Stade de Vanves 200 fly
Nicolas D’Oriano Dauphins Toulouse OEC 1500 free
Damien Joly CN Antibes 1500 free
Selected to improve a relay, having met French criteria:
Fabien Gilot CN Marseille 4×100 free
Grégory Mallet CN Marseille 4×200 free
William Meynard CN Marseille 4×100 free
Selected to complete a relay already qualified by FINA standards: [N.B. in Kazan]
Mathilde Cini Valence Triathlon 4×100 free
Fanny Deberghes ASPTT Montpellier 4×100 medley
Margaux Fabre AS Montpellier 4×200 free
Cloé Hache Olympic Nice Natation 4×200 free
Théo Bussière CN Marseille 4×100 medley


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6 years ago

Charlotte Bonnet not charlotte balmy 😀

6 years ago

Charlotte Bonnet in 200 and 100 free
Yannick Agnel will make the 200 count…..no more training in beach resorts…..hammer time CHAMPION! La vie est belle! Allez les Bleus !!

Captain Ahab
6 years ago

Their 4×100 Fr relay is going to be tough to beat.

6 years ago

Freddy B. is going to Riooooo!!!!!! Woohoooo

6 years ago

So in the end almost all of French ppl who can.swim are going.

Tom from Chicago
6 years ago

It seems the FFN killed the enthusiasm. It may take years for the French National Team to recover from the horrendous trial cuts.

6 years ago

Wow. Great lineup, but not a single breaststroker!

6 years ago


Reply to  Hhshss
6 years ago

Not the individual. He only made the final

Tim Wheyster
Reply to  John
6 years ago

It says the individual ?!

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