Sébastien Flute is set to work as Paris 2024's archery sports manager ©World Archery

Sébastien Flute has been appointed as the Paris 2024 archery sports manager and will serve at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Flute won the men's individual archery gold medal at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games and was also a world and European champion.

It is his second consecutive Games in a management role, having worked at Tokyo 2020 as World Archery's operational delegate.

He was also an advisor to the French delegation at Rio 2016 and was part of the bid for Paris 2024.

"I am very excited," said Flute.

"After my two-year mission as World Archery technical delegate for the Tokyo Olympics, I am eager to get back to the heart of the organisation of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic events.

"The venue chosen for our events - Esplanade des Invalides - will be a fabulous setting for archery and it is up to us to make sure that we build a venue that is worthy of the event and the expectations of the delegations.

Sébastien Flute won individual men's archery gold at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games ©Getty Images
Sébastien Flute won individual men's archery gold at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games ©Getty Images

"There is still a long way to go before July 2024 but I am already looking forward to it."

Flute was critical to a boom in archery's popularity in France in the 1990s after becoming world indoor champion in 1991, and European and Olympic champion the following year, all by the age of 20.

"We want to try to leave a trace in the minds of young French people of what not just high-level sport, but sport could bring them," said Flute.

"The hope is that the new generation will find an interest in sport, put down their mobile phones and make them want to practice an activity."

Flute's Olympic triumph was unexpected as he defeated all three South Korean archers, who were favourites for the title, on his way to victory.

"Winning gold in 1992 shows that it wasn’t just for the Koreans, Americans or Russians who dominated the sport at the time," said Flute.

"I like to remind people that I started like everyone else, without any special help.

"Everything that came is just a story of progression, taking things step-by-step."