France selects 33 new athletes for Rio 2016

NPC France has announced 33 athletes for canoe, swimming, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis at September’s Paralympic Games. 24 Jun 2016
Stephane Houdet

France's Stephane Houdet won silver in singles at London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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By NPC France

The French Paralympic and Sports Committee’s Paralympic Selection Committee have announced 33 athletes to be part of a so far 90-strong delegation at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Para canoe 2016 World Championships finalists Remy Boulle (KL1), Martin Farineaux (KL3) and Agnes Lacheux (KL1) were chosen to compete in Rio, whilst Cindy Moreau (KL3) is hoping to be confirmed as eligible.

In wheelchair fencing, France seeks to improve on its London 2012 silver medal-performance and win gold in the men’s foil team event. Paralympic bronze medallist Alim Latreche aims to top the podium in the men’s foil B.

Swimmers Anita Fatis and Anaelle Roulet will participate in their second Paralympic Games.

France is also hoping to cause an upset in wheelchair rugby against powerhouses USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.

After lifting its seventh World Team Cup’s title, France is hoping to re-assert its dominance in the wheelchair tennis men’s events at Rio 2016.

Singles World No.1 Stephane Houdet, World No.4 Nicolas Peifer, Beijing 2008 doubles champion Michael Jeremiasz and London 2012 doubles silver medallist Frederic Cattaneo will be pushing to win two golds for France.

France’s 33 athletes

Para canoe

•Remy Boulle (KL1)

•Martin Farineaux (KL3)

•Agnes Lacheux (KL1)

•Cindy Moreau (KL3)

Para swimming

•Anita Fatis

•Anaelle Roulet

Wheelchair Fencing

•Delphine Bernard (A)

•Robert Citerne (A)

•Marc Andre Cratere (B)

•Cecile Demaude (B)

•Yannick Ifebe (B)

•Ludovic Lemoine (A)

•Romain Noble (A)

•Damien Tokatlian (A)

•Maxime Valet (B)

Wheelchair Rugby

•Alexandre Bento

•Adrien Chalmin

•Christophe Corompt

Jonathan Hivernat

•Rodolphe Jarlan

•Corentin Le Guen

•Sebastien Lhuissier

•Cedric Nankin

•Pablo Neuman

•Nicolas Rioux

•Christophe Salegui

•Ryadh Sallem

Wheelchair Tennis

•Stephane Houdet

•Nicolas Peifer

•Frederic Cattaneo

•Michael Jeremiasz

•Charlotte Famin

•Emmanuelle Morch

The full 90-member delegation can be found on the NPC France website.


Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs)

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.