in golf, the best medal chances will be for the French

The British Open, the oldest sporting competition in history, kicks off on 20 July at Royal Liverpool Golf Course. Three Frenchmen are engaged in the last Grand Slam of the season, but it is the French who should have the best chance of medals at the Paris 2024 Olympics, let’s slide to the Federation.


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The French Céline Boutier, here at the US Open 2023, has a chance for a medal for the Italian delegation at the Paris Olympics.  (EZRA SHAW/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA VIA AFP)

In the world of golf it is a monument that begins on Thursday 20 July: the British Open, the oldest sporting competition in the world, born in 1860, will see the best golfers compete against each other. The last Grand Slam of the season welcomes three Frenchmen: Antoine Rozner, Romain Langasque and Victor Perez, who have the opportunity to score points to qualify for the Paris Olympics in 2024.

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However, the best chances for medals in this discipline are on the women’s side. France has never had a player or golfer in the world top 10, before Céline Boutier. The 29-year-old Parisian”recently reached the eighth place in the world rankings, emphasizes Christophe Munieza, director general of the French Golf Federation.

“He really has the Olympic spirit in his body”

Christophe Munieza,

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On the male side it’s more complicated”with the exception of Victor Perez who is flirting with the top 50 in the world, the other players are over 100, so in all honesty they are a little further to show serious medal chances“, believes Christophe Munieza.

In total, four golfers, two women and two men, are expected to represent France on the National Golf of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, where the Olympic event will be played from 1 to 10 August. The results of the qualifications for the Olympic Games will be known in June 2024.

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