France at the 1912 Summer Olympics

France at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Infobox Olympics France
games=1912 Summer

France competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.



* Jean Cariou — Equestrian, Individual jumping
* Gaston Thube, Jacques Thube and Amédé Thube — Sailing, Men's 6m class
* Paul Colas — Shooting, Men's 300m free rifle, three positions
* Paul Colas — Shooting, Men's 600m free rifle
* André Gobert and Maurice Germot — Tennis, Men's doubles indoor
* André Gobert — Tennis, Men's singles indoor
* Marguerite Broquedis — Tennis, Women's singles outdoor


* Charles Poulenard, Pierre Failliot, Charles Lelong and Robert Schurrer — Athletics, Men's 4x400m Relay
* Jean Bouin — Athletics, Men's 5000m
* Louis Segura — Gymnastics, Men's all-around
* Michel Dufourt, Jean Cariou, Bernard Meyer and Albert Seigner — Equestrian, Team jumping


* Jean Cariou — Equestrian, Individual eventing
* Albert Canet and Eduard Meny De Marangue — Tennis, Men's doubles outdoor
* Marguerite Broquedis and Albert Canet — Tennis, Mixed doubles outdoor


32 athletes represented France. It was the fourth appearance of the nation in athletics, which France appeared in each time the nation appeared at the Olympics. Jean Bouin set a new Olympic record in the 5000 metres in the semifinals, holding it only until the final. Despite dropping another nearly 30 seconds off his time in the final, he came in second a mere .1 seconds behind Hannes Kolehmainen of Finland. The French 4x400 metre relay also took a silver medal to bring the nation's total in athletics to 2 silver medals.

Ranks given are within that athlete's heat for running events.

; Eventing(The maximum score in each of the five events was 10.00 points. Ranks given are for the cumulative score after each event. Team score is the sum of the top three individual scores.)

Modern pentathlon

France had two competitors in the first Olympic pentathlon competition. The French pentathletes placed 15th and 19th among the 22 finishers.

(The scoring system was point-for-place in each of the five events, with the smallest point total winning.)


* [ Official Olympic Reports]
* [ International Olympic Committee results database]

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