Olympic Games 2024: The list continues to grow...

Olympic Games 2024: The list continues to grow…

There are now 245 French athletes guaranteed to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. On Friday, golfer Céline Boutier and archer Jean-Charles Valladont were added to the list. Cyclist Benjamin Thomas, meanwhile, will compete in the three endurance track events.

Less than a month before the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games (July 26 to August 11), the list of athletes officially guaranteed to participate in the competition is growing day by day. This obviously applies first and foremost to the French delegation, which has counted since Friday and the announcement of 39 new names 245 selected for these first Olympic Games in the capital for a hundred years. Among the 39 new athletes whose ticket has been validated by the CNOSF, golf, archery and track cycling are notably concerned, which will take place at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Vélodrome from 5 to August 11.

Thus, Benjamin Thomas will unsurprisingly lead the France team. A real chance of medal(s), the Cofidis team runner will compete in the three endurance events on the program, namely the omnium, the American as well as the team pursuit. In this event, the five-time world champion will be supported by Thomas Boudat, Thomas Denis and Valentin Tabellion, while Oscar Nilsson will take on the role of replacement. Thomas, who won bronze in Tokyo alongside Donavan Grondin (not selected this time), will also participate in the American with Thomas Boudat.

Boutier and Valladont will also aim for medals

On the women’s side, Marion Borras, Clara Copponi, Valentine Fortin and Marie Le Net were selected, who will defend the French chances in the pursuit. Valentine Fortin will be competing in the omnium, while Clara Coponni and Marion Borras will compete in the American. Golfers are also set. Céline Boutier, who finished the year 2023 in 3rd place in the world rankings, is naturally part of this 16th list.

Our 30-year-old representative, victorious last season in four tournaments on the LPGA circuit, will undoubtedly be one of the headliners of the French delegation on the national green of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Jean-Charles Valladont will be one of our other potential medal winners. The French archer, silver medalist in Rio in 2016, also officially knows (just like Anthony Jeanjean in BMX freestyle, Aurélien Giraud-Geneste in skateboarding or Sam Azevou and his sister Zelia in climbing) since Friday that he will be Of the game.

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