- Florence Arthaud was one of 10 people killed in helicopter crash
- Arthaud was a champion sailor, winning the 1997 Transpacific race across the Pacific Ocean and the Route du Rhum in 1990
- "Brave and brilliant, nothing was impossible" said Shirley Robertson in tribute to the sailor
- Olympic athletes Camille Muffat and Alexis Vastine were also killed in the crash
(CNN)One of 10 people killed in the collision of two helicopters in Argentina, France's Florence Arthaud has been described as a "national treasure" by fellow sailor Shirley Robertson.
- Vasitine won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the light welterweight division where he finished joint third.
- Fought Great Britain's Amir Khan at the 2004 junior world championships, losing by a knockout.
- Competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games, narrowly missing out on the semifinals.
- Muffat was a three-time Olympic medalist at London 2012, winning gold in the 400 meter freestyle; silver in the 200m freestyle; and bronze in the 4×200m freestyle relay.
- Muffat became the third Frenchwoman (after Laure Manaudou and Micheline Ostermeyer) to win three medals at a summer or winter Olympic Games.
- She broke the 800m freestyle world record in November 2012 with a time of eight minutes 1.06 seconds.
- She was made a Knight (Chevalier) of the Legion d'honneur on 1 January 2013.
- "Muffat was a talented swimmer and a human being of great value. She was and will remain a role model for the youth in France and a true inspiration for all those aiming at becoming successful swimmers", said FINA president Dr. Julio C. Maglione.