|From 30th May to 4th June 2005, Monaco hosted the 11th Games of the Small States of Europe. 793 athletes in total took part in the Games.|
The Monegasque delegation, plunged into mourning by the death of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, took part with 70 athletes, 13 trainers, 3 members of the medical profession and 9 members of the Press Centre, in the various sports events.
This time several records were broken:
1 - The number of gold medals (11), including those won by:
The Beach Volley team,
Anna Bruno and Magali Muratore
- The women’s 10 m Air Rifle Shooting event : Fabienne Pasetti,
- In athletics, 800 m flat: Brite Etès,
- In swimming, the 100 m backstroke: Eric Rottinger.
2 - The total number of medals: 37 (8 gold and 18 bronze),
3 - The number of medals won by a single athlete: 8 for the swimmer François-Xavier Paquot (7 bronze and 1 silver).
François-Xavier Paquot : 8 times medallist
Among the 9 federations represented (Athletics, Beach Volley, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis, Table Tennis and Shooting), swimming brought in the greatest number of medals (2 gold, 2 silver and 9 bronze).