France at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Marie-Amelie Le Fur of France © • www.photo-hartmann.de
·France has claimed 1010 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G338-S342-B330.
·Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984 were France's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 71 gold medals (S69-B45).
·The NPC made its debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.
·France is in fifth place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in swimming, claiming 119 gold, 105 silver and 103 bronze medals.
·Swimmer Beatrice Hess is France's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G19-S4. On top of 23 individual medals she has also won two medals in relay events: G1-S1.
·France won eight gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, their lowest tally since the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games when they won only four.
·Assia El Hannouni won two gold medals in London, in women's 200m and 400m T12.
·Three athletes are on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: Marie-Amelie Le Fur (athletics), Damien Seguin (sailing) and Stephane Houdet (wheelchair tennis).
·Le Fur won the women's 100m T44 in London and claimed two gold and two silver medals at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships Doha.
·Seguin won gold in the mixed sailing 2.4mR at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games and claimed the world title at the 2015 Para Sailing World Championships Melbourne
·Houdet won the men's tennis doubles gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and claimed 17 Grand Slam titles in his career (3 singles, 14 doubles).
·France Televisions, Radio France, Radio France International and Radio Monte Carlo are the rights holding broadcasters in France. More information can be found at France Televisions', Radio France's, Radio France International's and Radio Monte Carlo's websites.
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