Three times European champion
Twice champion at the Mediterranean Games
Three times French champion
Malia Metella, born in 1982, is a former swimmer, who specialises in freestyle sprinting in and butterfly events. She discovered this sport in her native country, Guyana. She quickly developed a taste for surpassing herself and the quest for performance that swimming requires on a daily basis. She was able to breathe a wind of optimism into French swimming. She contributed to the development of French swimming. She joined the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance in September 2000. Her list of achievements gradually grew and the medals began to pile up. She is five times European champion in the small and large pool (2003 - 2004), vice world champion in the 100m freestyle in 2005, vice Olympic champion in the 50m freestyle at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.
After 15 years at the highest level, she decided in 2009 to embark on a new adventure. A career with many titles, where there have been ups and downs, but during which there has always been one constant: pleasure! Just like the smile she constantly wears. She returned to an active life, a successful reconversion. She is the founder and partner of two startups: "one in digital sports, Sportall, an application that broadcasts all sports not broadcast on television, and the other is a micro-investment fund, Tremplin Capital, which is intended for entrepreneurs from priority neighbourhoods in Metropolitan France and the Outermers. At the same time, Malia visits young people in schools to talk about the Olympic Games.
In November 2021, the champion will embark on a sporting, human and committed adventure with Théo Curin and Matthieu Witvoet, a crossing of 11 days and 108 km, in total autonomy in a world-famous place, Lake Titicaca. Located at an altitude of 3,815 m, the lake is an ideal setting for this extraordinary adventure. More than a physical challenge, a real challenge, conveying the values of sport and surpassing oneself, this adventure also has a particular environmental and solidarity dimension. "The incredible journey of three extraordinary sportsmen and women in solidarity".