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Didier Bouvet

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDidier•Bouvet
Used nameDidier•Bouvet
Born6 March 1961 in Thonon-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie (FRA)
Measurements177 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsLes Douanes Mont Blanc
NOC France

Biography

A specialist in the technical events, Didier Bouvet competed at the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics, winning a slalom bronze medal at Sarajevo in 1984, which was considered a major surprise. He was on the World Cup circuit from 1981-90, winning one slalom World Cup race, with a best overall seasonal finish of 25th in 1985-86, placing 7th that season in slalom. He had three podiums in World Cup races, also finishing second and third once each. Bouvet’s best placement in an Arlberg-Kandahar event was seventh in a slalom at Sankt Anton in 1986. He was a six-time French champion, five times in slalom and once in giant slalom. His career was interrupted in early 1985 by a severe spinal injury, but he fully recovered. After his ski career retirement in 1990, Bouvet became a publisher of the sport magazine Abondance. He had earlier worked as a customs officer.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) FRA Didier Bouvet
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 14
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1988 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) FRA Didier Bouvet
Slalom, Men (Olympic) AC