ADISSON Franck (1969) - FORGUES Wilfrid (1969) France / Canoeing
Having won a bronze medal in the canoe slalom at the Barcelona games, and narrowly missing first place at the world championships in 1993 and 1995, the two French canoeists, bound together in pain and toil, finally showed their prowess in the rapids at Atlanta. They won the gold medal for the slalom. A world title has been added to their list of achievements. The pairing had poor luck at the Sydney Games. Although they were in the lead in the first round, they missed a gate and finished 7th in the final.