France at the 1928 Winter Olympics

France at the
1928 Winter Olympics
IOC code FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sports Committee
Website (French)
in St. Moritz
Competitors 38 (36 men, 2 women) in 8 sports
Ranked 5th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 0 1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

France competed at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Joly, AndréeAndrée Joly
Pierre Brunet
Figure skating Pairs


Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRA-1 Jean de Suarez d'Aulan
Michel Baur
Roger Petit-Didier
Jacques Petit-Didier
William Beamisch
Five-man 1:43.7 12 1:46.3 17 3:30.0 14
FRA-2 André Dubonnet
Bernard du Pontavice de Heussey
Joseph Dedein
Stéphane de la Roucefoucault
Jacques Rheins
Five-man 1:45.7 19 1:44.5 10 3:30.2 15

Cross-country skiing

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Martial Payot 2'09:42 36
Maurice Mandrillon 2'04:39 33
Paul Simond 2'03:54 30
François Vallier 2'03:27 28
50 km Jean Camille Tournier DNF
Évariste Prat DNF
Henri Milan DNF
Camille Médy DNF

Figure skating

Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Pierre Brunet Men's singles 7 7 50 1147.75 7
Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Anita de St. Quentin Women's singles 20 20 140 1114.25 20
Andrée Joly Women's singles 17 3 86 1910.00 11
Athletes Points Score Final rank
Andrée Joly
Pierre Brunet
14 100.50 1st, gold medalist(s)

Ice hockey

Group A

The top team (highlighted) advanced to the medal round.

 Great Britain321106
February 11 France 2:0
February 12  France 3:2
 Great Britain
February 13  Belgium 3:1
 France (FRA)
André Charlet
Raoul Couvert
Alfréd de Rauch
Albert Hassler
Jacques Lacarrière
Philippe Lefebvre
François Mautin
Calixte Payot
Philippe Payot
Léonhard Quaglia
Georges Robert
Gérard Simond

Nordic combined


The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes that could represent a country per event.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
Marcel Beraud Individual DNF DNF
Kléber Balmat 2'16:40 0.250 25 47.0 55.5 (fall) 8.333 27 4.291 28
Martial Payot 2'09:42 3.750 23 38.0 46.5 12.042 22 7.896 23


Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pierre Dormeuil DNF DNF

Ski jumping

Athlete Event Jump 1 (Dist.) Jump 2 (Dist.) Total
Points Rank
Joseph Maffioli Normal hill 35.0 40.0 8.125 35
Martial Payot 40.5 47.0 12.678 26
Kléber Balmat 47.0 54.0 13.833 24

Speed skating

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Charles Thaon 50.1 28
Léon Quaglia 49.5 26
1500 m Charles Thaon 2:44.2 26
5000 m Charles Thaon 10:18.8 30
Léon Quaglia 9:33.3 18


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