France

Number of Athletes: 323

Sports: Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Swimming, Taekwondo

Medal Prospects: Amelie Caze (Modern Pentathlon), Laure Manaudou (swimming), Alain Bernard (men’s 100m freestyle)

Athens Medals: Gold 11, Silver 9, Bronze 13, Total 33

Alexey Tishchenko of Russia wins gold in boxing

Alexey Tishchenko of Russia has beat Daouda Sow of France 11-9, to win the gold medal in the boxing lightweight division (60kg).
Yordenis Ugas from Cuba and Hrachik Javakhyan of Armenia won bronze medals.

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Julien Absalon won the gold and Jean-Christophe Peraud won the silver medal in the men’s mountain bike, cross country event.
The bronze was won by Nino Schurter of Switzerland.

Defending champions Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Janic of Hungary have won the gold medal in the women’s K2 500 meters at the Beijing Olympics.
Beata Mikolajczyk and Aneta Konieczna from Poland won the silver medal and Marie Delattre and Anne-Laure Viard of France won the bronze.

Kyungseon Hwang from South Korea has won the gold medal in the women’s 67kg taekwondo.
Karine Sergerie from Canada won the silver medal. Sandra Saric from Croatia won the bronze medal together with Gwladys Patience Epangue from France.

Anne-Caroline Chausson of France has won the gold medal in women’s BMX racing.
Laetitia le Corguille also from France won the silver medal and Jill Kintner from the United States won the bronze medal.

The 2008 world champion Tom Ashley from New Zealand has won the gold medal in the men’s windsurfing, with 52 points. Julien Bontemps of France finished second, just one point behind.
Bontemps dropped his sail as he rounded the first buoy. He was in tears after the finish, hurling his sunglasses into [...]

Chris Hoy from Great Britain has won another gold medal for his country. Jason Kenny also from Great Britain helped to add to the medal count by winning the silver medal.
France’s Mickael Bourgain won the bronze.