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France announces men’s Olympic team

The French Archery Federation has announced that the archers selected to represent France at the London Olympic Games are Thomas FAUCHERON, Romain GIROUILLE and Gael PREVOST. The women’s selection will be known after the Ogden World Cup
GIROUILLE, FAUCHERON and PREVOST at World Cup 2012 Antalya The French Archery Federation (FFTA) has announced that the archers selected to represent France at the London Olympic Games are Thomas FAUCHERON, Romain GIROUILLE and Gael PREVOST. The women’s selection will be known only after the Ogden World Cup at the end of June. The French men’s Olympic team was announced following the European Championships that ended in Amsterdam on 26 May. The archers selected for the London Games are Thomas FAUCHERON, Romain GIROUILLE and Gael PREVOST. The alternate will be Thomas AUBERT. Before London, the three archers will compete at the World Cup Stage 3 in Ogden (USA) from 18-24 June. The French men’s team was second at the European Championships in 2008 (with Romain GIROUILLE), and was silver medallist at the last two World Championships in 2009 (Thomas AUBERT, Romain GIROUILLE, Jean-Charles VALLADONT) and 2011 (Romain GIROUILLE, Gael PREVOST, Jean-Charles VALLADONT). On the women’s side, the French team of Celine BEZAULT, Cyrielle COTRY and Berengere SCHUH, who became European champions in Amsterdam, will travel to Ogden with the goal of placing in the top three of the Final Team Qualifications Tournament in order to qualify a full team to the London Olympic Games (France has earned only one berth so far). The French recurve archers will be joined by two compound athletes at the Ogden World Cup. Dominique GENET and Pierre-Julien DELOCHE, who are currently 2nd and 6th of the World Cup Ranking, will try to stay in the top 7 of the ranking and secure spots for the Tokyo World Cup Final on 22-23 September. Fédération Française de Tir à l’Arc (FFTA) Edited by World Archery Communication