French skiers make history at Sochi Winter Olympics - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

French skiers make history at Sochi Winter Olympics

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -

The French Ski Team made history at the Winter Olympics Thursday in Sochi.

Jean Frederic Chapuis led France's first medals sweep in Winter Olympics history by taking gold in skicross, while Arnaud Bovolenta won silver and Jonathan Midol captured bronze.

The three quickly bolted ahead of the fourth finalist in Thursday's race, Canada's Brady Lehman. Lehman briefly passed Midol for the third position but wiped out two-thirds of the way down the mountain, meaning the French only had to stay upright to make history.

They came to the line single-file, with Midol falling just before the stripe and crossing on his backside.

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