Country Profile - France

France

Population: 66.9m

Capital City: Paris

Elite European Championship medals since 2010: 156

Florent Manaudou

STAR ATHLETE    |    FLORENT MANAUDOU (AQUATICS)

Olympic 50m freestyle champion in 2012 and double Olympic silver-medalist in 2016, the 27-year-old remains one of France's most consistent athletes on World and European stages. Took three medals at the European Championships in London in 2016 - two Golds and a Silver - and is likely to be amongst the medal hunt again in Glasgow. Big sister Laure is also a nine-time European champion (long course)!

Marine Boyer (far left)

ONE TO WATCH    |    MARINE BOYER (GYMNASTICS)

The 18-year-old from La Réunion is one of the brightest prospects in French sport. Boyer burst onto the Gymnastics scene in 2016 when she took silver on the beam at the European Championships in Bern, where she also claimed a bronze medal with the French team. Was selected to represent France at Rio 2016 Olympics and fell just short of a medal in her favoured balance beam event. A gold medal in Glasgow could be the ideal push to take Marine to the next level! 

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