Born in Cameroon, Françoise Mbango Etone is a female track and field athlete. Competing for her home country, she was the gold medalist in the triple jump at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Etone retained her title with an Olympic record distance of 15.39m at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
She is the first athlete representing Cameroon to win medals at the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. She is also a great long jumper finishing second at the African Championships in 1999 (6.55 m).