France has named a total of 12 members to represent the host nation in Canoe Sprint and Canoe Slalom at the home Olympic Games starting on July 26.

Preparing for his fourth Olympics, the experienced Maxime Beaumont will lead the six-strong Canoe Sprint team and will be participating in K1 in Paris.  

The 42-year-old won the K1 200 silver medal at Rio 2016 and is a five-time world medallist. 

Adrien Bart and Loic Leonard have been selected for C2, with the former being a world bronze medallist in the C1 1000.  

After two Olympic appearances, Manon Hostens will be hoping it is third time lucky on home water.

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Hostens, who has won seven gold medals at the International Canoe Federation Wildwater Canoeing World Championships, has been selected in K2 along with Vanina Paoletti, who is set for her second Games.  

After making a mark in the junior level at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, Eugenie Dorange will be making her Olympic debut in C1.   

France’s Canoe Sprint team in full: Eugenie Dorange, Manon Hostens, Vanina Paoletti, Adrien Bart, Loic Leonard, and Maxime Beaumont. 

With 16 world medals, including five gold, 38-year-old Boris Neveu is the senior-most star in the Canoe Slalom team and will play a role in kayak cross at the Olympics.  

Joining him will be teenager Titouan Castryck, who at 19 years of age already has two world medals and podium finishes at continental level.  

In C1, the French team have a two-time team world champion and silver medallist in Nicolas Gestlin.

Marjorie Delassus Canoe Slalom Paris 2024 Kayak Olympics France

Among the women, Marjorie Delassus will be determined to win a medal in C1, having finished fourth at Tokyo 2020. A European bronze in May in Tacen is sure to have boosted her confidence ahead of Paris 2024.   

Two-time world medallist Camille Prigent and Angele Hug will team up for the kayak cross adventure, with the former also set to compete in K1.  

France’s Canoe Slalom team in full: Nicolas Gestin, Titouan Castryck, Boris Neveu, Marjorie Delassus, Camille Prigent, and Angele Hug.

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