France finalise athletics team for London

France confirmed their 54-strong Olympics athletics team for London 2012 on Saturday.

Eurosport

The French, who did not win a single gold medal in Beijing in 2008 on the track or in the field, have finalised the 32 men and 22 women who they hope can bring glory this summer.

MEN

100m: Christophe Lemaitre, Jimmy Vicaut

200m: Christophe Lemaitre

800m: Pierre-Ambroise Bosse

1500m: Florian Carvalho, Jamale Aarrass, Hassan Hirt, Yoann Kowal

3000m steeplechase: Mahiedine Mekhissi, Nourredine Gezzar, Vincent Zouaoui-Dandrieux

110m hurdles: Garfield Darien, Ladji Doucouré, Dimitri Bascou

4x100m relay: Ben Bassaw, Emmanuel Biron, Christophe Lemaitre, Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Ronald Pognon, Jimmy Vicaut

High jump: Mickaël Hanany

Pole vault: Renaud Lavillenie, Romain Mesnil

Long jump: Salim Sdiri

Triple jump: Benjamin Compaoré

Hammer: Nicolas Figère, Jérôme Bortoluzzi, Quentin Bigot

Marathon: Abraham Kiprotich, Abdellatif Meftah, Patrick Tambwe

20km walk: Bertrand Moulinet

50km walk: Yohann Diniz, Cédric Houssaye, Bertrand Moulinet

Decathlon: Kevin Mayer

WOMEN

100m: Myriam Soumaré, Véronique Mang

200m: Myriam Soumaré

1500m: Hind Dehiba

10000m: Christelle Daunay

100m hurdles: Reina-Flor Okori

4x100m relay: Johanna Danois, Nelly Banco, Ayodele Ikuesan, Lina Jacques-Sébastien, Véronique Mang, Myriam Soumaré

4x400m relay: Phara Anacharsis, Elea Mariama Diarra, Marie Gayot, Floria Guei, Lenora Guion-Firmin, Muriel Hurtis

High jump: Mélanie Melfort

Pole vault: Vanessa Boslak, Marion Lotout

Long jump: Eloyse Lesueur

Discus: Mélina Robert-Michon

Hammer: Stéphanie Falzon

Marathon: Christelle Daunay

Heptathlon: Antoinette Nana-Djimou, Marisa de Aniceto

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