With François Braud, there is another music enthusiast among the Nordic Combined athletes. The Frenchman from Sallanches likes to play the drums and also spends quite some time on a bike or motorcycle in his leisure time. He is studying Communication Technology at the I.U.T. Annecy.
When he was seven years old, he wanted to test the jumping hill in La Houche and his passion for ski jumping was born. At the same time, François comes from a family of active skiers and his brother Guillaume has even been a member of the French national team in cross-country skiing.
François had his first World Cup start in Kuusamo in 2005 and has achieved quite a number of podium results since then. Braud, who describes himself as goal-oriented, idiosnyncratic and demanding with himself, has also always been on the French national team for World Championships or Olympic Games since 2009.