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VUARNET Jean (1933) France / Alpine skiing
Vuarnet was the second Frenchman to win a gold medal for Alpine skiing after Henri Oreiller in 1948. Vuarnet won the downhill event at Squaw Valley in 1960.Vuarnet stood out from other competitors at the time by choosing metal skis, which slide better on snow than wooden skis. He was also the first to ski in the revolutionary "egg" position, thought be more aerodynamic.This champion was later excluded from the French team for rebelling against the federation authorities.
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