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Arnaud Tournant

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameArnaud Pierre Armand•Tournant
Used nameArnaud•Tournant
Born5 April 1978 in Roubaix, Nord (FRA)
Measurements180 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsCofidis, (FRA) / VC Roubaix, Roubaix (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

With 14 titles, Arnaud Tournant has won more World Championships in track cycling than any other rider, owing this mostly to his great time trial skills. Apart from winning the 1 km event at the World Championships four times (1998-2001), he was also the anchorman of the strong French team sprint squad. In that event, he won no less than nine world titles (1997-2001, 2004, 2006-08). Tournant also won titles in the match sprint, winning the Olympic gold in 2000 and the world title in 2001. In addition to his titles, he has collected eight more championship medals, of which three came at the Olympic Games. On 10 October 2001, he became the first man to break the 1-minute barrier in the kilo event, clocking 58.875 at the high-altitude velodrome of La Paz, Bolivia.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Arnaud Tournant
1,000 metres Time Trial, Men (Olympic) 5
Team Sprint, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Arnaud Tournant
1,000 metres Time Trial, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Team Sprint, Men (Olympic) France 3 Bronze
2008 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Arnaud Tournant
Keirin, Men (Olympic) 6
Team Sprint, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2000 Summer Olympics 17 September 2000 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Sprint, Men Qualifying Round, Heat Six 44,425 1
2000 Summer Olympics 17 September 2000 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Sprint, Men Round One, Heat Four 44.302 1
2000 Summer Olympics 17 September 2000 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Sprint, Men Final Round, Match 1/2 44.233 1
2004 Summer Olympics 20 August 2004 Cycling Track (Cycling) 1,000 metres Time Trial, Men Final Standings 1:00.896 2
2004 Summer Olympics 21 August 2004 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Sprint, Men Qualifying Round, Heat Six 44,179 1