Paralympic Winter Games
7-16 March

France to send 14 athletes to Sochi 2014 Paralympics

Alpine skiers Marie Bochet and Vincent Gauthier-Manuel are expected to headline France’s Sochi 2014 team. 11 Feb 2014
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Marie Bochet

France's Marie Bochet won the women's downhill standing at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Panorama, Canada, in January 2014.

ⒸMalcolm Carmichael
By IPC

France finished in 10th place on the medals table at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics with one gold, four silvers and a bronze, making for six medals in total.

France have announced a 14-strong team that will represent the country at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games from 7-16 March.

The team will be made up of 10 alpine skiers, two Nordic skiers and a guide, and a snowboarder.

The biggest names in the delegation include two alpine skiers – six-time world champion Marie Bochet and three-time Paralympic medallist Vincent Gauthier-Manuel. Both are looking to win multiple medals in the women’s and men’s standing classes, respectively.

France finished in 10th place on the medals table at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics with one gold, four silvers and a bronze, making for six medals in total.

The full French team roster for Sochi 2014 includes:

Alpine skiing

Marie Bochet

Solene Jambaque

Cedric Amafroi

Patrice Baratterro

Frederic Francois

Vincent Gautheier-Manuel

Jean-Yves Lemeur

Cyril More

Romain Riboud

Yohann Taberlet

Nordic skiing

Thomas Clarion (guide Julien Bourla)

Benjamin Daviet

Roman Rosique

Snowboard

Cecile Hernandez-Cervellon