PyeongChang 2018: France confirms team

Five athletes added to original delegation for the Paralympic Winter Games 07 Feb 2018
a female Para alpine skier

Marie Bochet was beaten for the first time this season in Kranjska Gora after six straight wins

ⒸLuc Percival
By NPC France

The French Paralympic Committee has announced the 12-strong team that will represent the country at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. The list includes five additional names to the initial roster announced in June last year.

Jordan Broisin, Frederic Francois and Yohann Taberlet will join four-time Paralympic champion Marie Bochet and teenage talent Arthur Bauchet in France’s Para alpine skiing team. Bochet will be the country’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony on 8 March.

Thomas Dubois was selected for the French Para Nordic skiing team that already counted with Anthony Chalencon, Thomas Clarion and Benjamin Daviet.

In Para snowboard, Julien Roulet will join Maxime Montaggioni and One to Watch Cecile Hernandez-Cervellon in the search for the country’s first gold in the sport.

France is placed seventh in the IPC all-time Paralympic Winter Games medal standings with 52 gold, 47 silver and 52 gold. In Sochi 2014, the French team finished fifth with five gold, three silver and four bronze medals.

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place between 9-18 March. Tickets can be purchased here.