At the 2022 Beijing Olympics, Quentin Fillon Maillet and the jackpot of biathletes

PRIME – The target was just missed. The French delegation leaves the Beijing Olympics with a top medal count, but “only” 14 podiums (see pictures below) when she was aiming as well as the 15s obtained four years ago in Peyonchang. But as in previous Olympics, five gold medals punctuated the Chinese fortnight.

Two are around the neck of Quentin Fillon Maillet, the biathlete who won a total of five charms (record for a Frenchman). Designated flag bearer for the closing ceremony which takes place this Sunday, February 20, the Jura is logically the one who will receive the maximum bonus from the Ministry of Sports.

As for the Tokyo Games (5.7 million euros had been distributed), a gold medal is rewarded with 65,000 euros, a silver medal brings in 25,000 euros and bronze 15,000 euros. Amounts that are now subject to income tax. In addition to the sums paid to the athletes, the coaches of the medalists will receive half and the federations concerned will receive 35,000 for a gold medal, 15,000 for silver and 8,000 euros for bronze.

In total, 790,000 euros will be distributed to the 18 French medal-winning athletes. Because with the duet and team events and the champions medaling several times, the number of medalists is not the same as that of the number of medals. The biathlon takes the lion’s share, the seven medal-winning athletes thus accumulating 445,000 euros.

The 14 French medals at the Beijing Olympics


  • Quentin Fillon-Maillet - biathlon - gold

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    Leader of the Biathlon World Cup, Quentin Fillon-Maillet won the individual event on Tuesday February 8. After 20 km of skiing and 4 shots, the Frenchman was ahead of the Belarusian Anton Smolski and the Norwegian Johannes Boe.


  • Quentin Fillon-Maillet - biathlon - gold

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    For his fourth race in Beijing, Quentin Fillon Maillet won a fourth medal, the second in gold. He won this Sunday, February 13 the pursuit ahead of the Russian Edouard Latipov and the Norwegian Tarjei Boe.


  • Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron - figure skating - gold

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    Gabriella Papadakis won Monday, February 14 the only title that was missing from their list. Already multiple world and European champions, the duo won gold in ice dancing. and Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) compete in the mixed ice dance free dance during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at Capital Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports


  • Clément Noël - downhill skiing - gold

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    Considered one of the best slalomers for several seasons, the Vosges skier won the first French gold medal in alpine skiing since 2006. This Wednesday, February 16, he beat the Austrian Johannes Strolz and the Norwegian Sebastian Foss Solevåg.


  • Justine Braisaz-Bouchet - biathlon - gold

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    Justine Braisaz-Bouchet won the mass-start, the last women’s race of the Olympic Games in biathlon. Ella beat the Norwegians Tiril Eckhoff and Marte Olsbu Roeiseland this Friday, February 18.


  • Mixed relay - biathlon - silver

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    This Saturday, February 5, Emilien Jacquelin, Quentin Fillon-Maillet, Julia Simon and Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet won the silver medal, ahead of Norway. Russia completes the podium.


  • Johan Clarey - alpine ski - silver

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    At 41, Joahn Clarey became the oldest alpine Olympic medalist by winning the silver medal in the downhill ski race. The title returned this Monday, February 7 to the Swiss Beat Feuz and the bronze to the Austrian Mathias Mayer.


  • Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet - biathlon - silver

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    Already second in the mixed relay, biathlete Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet won the same metal in the individual. At the end of the 15km on Monday February 7, she was overtaken by the German Denise Hermann but got the better of the Norwegian Marte Olsbu Røiseland.


  • Tess Ledeux - sky freestyle - silver

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    Never had a big air event been so hotly contested at the Olympic Games and this Tuesday, February 8, the French Tess Ledeux was finally beaten in extremis by the Chinese Eileen Gu. Mathilde Gremaud (Switzerland) is third.


  • Chloé Trespeuch - snowboard - silver

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    Already a bronze medalist in Sochi in 2014, Chloé Trespeuch became Olympic vice-champion in snowboardcross in Beijing. The event, disputed this Wednesday, February 9, was won by the American Lindsey Jacobellis.


  • Quentin Fillon-Maillet - biathlon - silver

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    For his third race, Quentin Fillon Maillet won a third medal, silver in the sprint. Two Norwegians accompany him on the podium this Saturday, February 12: Johannes and Tarjei Boe.


  • Men's relay - biathlon - silver

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    Fabien Claude, Emilien Jacquelin, Simon Desthieux and Quentin Fillon Maillet were only beaten by Norway after 30 km of skiing and eight runs at the shooting range. Russia completes the podium, this Tuesday, February 15.


  • Mathieu Faivre - alpine ski - bronze

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    Olympic champion in 2021, Mathieu Faivre took third place in the giant slalom of these Olympics disputed on Sunday February 13. The Nice takes the bronze behind the Swiss Marco Odermatt and the Slovenian Jan Krajnec.


  • Men's relay - cross-country skiing - bronze

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    For the third Olympiad in a row, the men in the 4x10km relay won the bronze medal on Sunday 13 February. Maurice Manificat, Hugo Lapalus, Clement Parisse and Richard Jouve were beaten only by Russia and Norway.

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