Created in 1890, the French Rowing Federation has several missions, such as promoting its sport with the public and managing the France Rowing Team. A team that has gathered an impressive hit list:
> Olympics: 21 medals (6 gold, 8 silver, 7 bronze)
> Paralympics: 2 medals (2 silver)
> World Championship since 1962: 79 medals (23 gold, 34 silver, 22 bronze)
> Europe Championship since 1893: 133 medals (47 gold, 39 silver, 47 bronze)
Their first training in Tignes in 2010:
From August 2nd to 15th, the French Rowing Federation trained in Tignes to get ready for the following competitions:
- European Championship from September 10th to 12th 2010 in Portugal
- World Championship from October 31st to November 7th 2010 in New-Zealand.
Their training programme: weight-training and swimming at the Lagon sports centre of course, but also group activities such as hiking, cycling, team sports (volleyball etc.).
Among the 27 athletes were:
> Julien Bahain – Cédric Berrest : 3rd at the Olympic Games 2008 – World Vice-champions in 2009
> Pierre-Jean Peltier : 3rd at the Olympic Games 2008
> Jean-Christophe Bette : Olympique Champion in 2000 – World Champion in 2009
> Fabien Tilliet : World Champion in 2009
> Adrien Hardy : Olympique Champion in 2004
> Germain Chardin - Julien Despres – Dorian Mortelette – Benjamin Rondeau : 3rd at the Olympic Games 2008.
Official website: HERE