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Florian Rousseau

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFlorian Georges Philippe•Rousseau
Used nameFlorian•Rousseau
Born3 February 1974 in Joinville-le-Pont, Val-de-Marne (FRA)
Measurements182 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsAM Saint Denis de l'Hôtel
NOC France

Biography

One of France’s most successful track sprinters of the 1990s, Florian Rousseau collected no less than 10 world titles. After winning the 1 km time trial in 1993-94, Rousseau won three consecutive sprint championships (1996-98) and five World Championships with the French team sprint squad (1997-2001). Additionally, Rousseau won the 1996 Olympic time trial, and collected three Olympic medals at the 2000 Sydney Games: gold in the sprint and keirin, and silver in the team sprint. Rousseau was also world junior champion in the kilometre in 1992. A 17-time French champion, he retired in 2002 to become become French national sprint coach at INSEP (Institut National du Sport et de l’Education Physique), the national sports institute.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Florian Rousseau
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 8
1,000 metres Time Trial, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Florian Rousseau
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Keirin, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team Sprint, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold