30 French famous athletes

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Born in Réunion. Female professional figure skater. She is a three-time World Championship silver medalist. F
Male slalom canoeist. He won three gold medals: in 2000, 2004 and 2012.M
Athlete of Malian and Senegalese descent. In 2005 he won world championship in 110m hurdles and 4x100m.M
Volleyball player of Martiniquais descent. Plays at passer-hitter. In his career he played in numerous clubs in Serie A.M
Road racing cyclist. He won the Vuelta a España in 1995. In 1997 he won the world time trial championship in 1997.M
Canadian-born tennis player. She won Australian Open in 1995 and French Open in 2000.F
Biathlete who was active from 1995 to 2007. With his 44 World cup victories and several World Championship medals he ranks among the most successful biathletes ever.M
Sprinter, who specialises in the 100 and 200 metres. He is the French 100 m and 200 m record holder. First person of European descent to break the 10-sec barrier in 100m.M
Born in Guadeloupe. Competed mainly in the 100m hurdles. In 1996 she won bronze medal and world championship (4x100m) in 2003. F
Road racing cyclist. He was a climber, winning the King of the Mountains competition of the Tour de France a record 7 times. Finished twice on the podium in the Tour de France.M
Track and field athlete, specialised in the 200 and 400 meters. Triple Olympic champion: 400m in 1992 and 1996, 200m in 1996.F
Rally driver. In 1994 driving Toyota Celica he won world championship. In his career he grabbed 20 WRC victories.M
Serbian-born handball player. Twice olympic, world and European champion. Playing as left back.M
Born in USA. Nordic combined skier. In 2010 in Vancouver he won gold medal. In 2010-2012 he won World Cup three times in a row.M
Venezuelan-born former rugby union footballer who played fullback for Biarritz Olympique. He won 1981 and 1987 Five Nations Championship.M
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French snowboarder. Olympic champion in 1998 in Nagano. In 2009 she was killed in accident during climbing on Mont Blanc.F
Sprinter of Senegalese descent. 400m hurdles World Champion in 1997. He also won gold in 4x400m in 2003.M
Belgian-born basketballer. European vice-champion in 2011. In 2001 he signed with San Antonio Spurs, where he's been playing till nowadays.M
Former rally driver. Considered as best female rally driver ever. In 1982 she grabbed World vice-championship driving Audi Quattro.F
Swimmer, national record holder in the 200 and 400 m freestyle. In 2012 Olympic Games he won three medals: two gold and one silver.M
Olympic, World and European champion swimmer. She won one gold in 2004 in Athens. She has held the world record in freestyle events between 200 and 1500 meter.F
Handball goalkeeper. Member of the French national team since 1999, he has won all major titles with the team: world champion, European champion and olympic champion.M
Biathlete, who won a gold medal in the 12.5 km pursuit at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. He was world champion in 2001 and 2009.M
Footballer played as goalkeeper. He made 50 caps in national team. In 1984 he won European Championship. Played in Auxerre and PSG.M
Former tennis player. She won two Grand Slam singles titles in 2006: Australian Open and Wimbledon. Silver medalist at 2004 Olympic Games.F
Former alpine skier and then rally driver. In 1997 he won World Cup. In 2006 he won Dakar Rally.M
Footballer played as sweeper. 97 times he played in national team. He was World Champion and European Champion.M
Alpine skier. In 2002 in Salt Lake City she won gold medal in Downhill. She grabbed 8 World Cup victories.F
Born in Guadeloupe. Track and field sprint athlete. The fifth fastest woman ever over 100 metres. Holds the European record of 10.73 secs.F
Volleyball player, who won the bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships. Plays as outside hitter. Current captain of the national team.M

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