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clarisse agbegnenou

Clarisse AGBEGNENOU

Judo Olympic Champion

clarisse agbegnenou

Clarisse AGBEGNENOU

Judo Olympic Champion

Clarisse Agbegnenou has always been a person with overflowing energy and joy of living, despite a difficult beginning of life as a premature baby. It was after a school try-out and a discussion with its director in order to channel her "overflowing energy" that she took her first steps in judo at the age of 10. Now vice-Olympic champion, she added her name last August in the history book of French judo by becoming the most successful woman in the world with her fourth title. Clarisse is a complete and committed athlete, godmother and ambassador for SOS Péma, she advocates for a greater mediatization of judo and its return in school grounds with the sponsorship of a Paris 2024 school in Paris' 15th arrondissement. She is also very committed to equal treatment between men and women as a godmother of the operation "Women's Sport always" alongside with the Minister of Sport, the Secretary of State for Gender Equality and the fight against discrimination and the CSA. Staff sergeant in the gendarmerie and holder of a DESJEPS, the world n°1 led all the teams of the French delegation as flag-bearer for the last European games in Minsk. She concretized this honour and pride by winning a 4th European crown. Only one medal remains on her hunting board: the Olympic gold.

jeremy aicardi

Jeremy AICARDI

Head Coach - Monaco Rugby Sevens

samir ait said

Samir AIT SAID

Champion for Peace, Peace and Sport

jean-baptiste alaize

Jean-Baptiste ALAIZE

Champion for Peace, Peace and Sport

noémie allabert

Noémie ALLABERT

World Champion in Powerlifting

noémie allabert

Noémie ALLABERT

World Champion in Powerlifting

Born on May 15th, 1990 in Troyes, Noémie is a member of the French Powerlifting team, a sport she has been practicing since 2017.
This discipline is a strength sport with a weight category whose goal is to lift the heaviest possible load in three movements: squat, bench press and deadlift.
European Champion in 2018 (-47 kilos) and 2019 (-52 kilos) and World Vice-Champion in 2019 (-47 kilos).
She is currently preparing the World Championships which will take place at the end of September in Sweden (-52 kilos).

matthieu androdias

Matthieu ANDRODIAS

Rowing Olympic Champion - Tokyo

matthieu androdias

Matthieu ANDRODIAS

Rowing Olympic Champion - Tokyo

The destiny linked between Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias was created in 2015 to form a powerful duo. European Champion, World Champion and now Olympic Champion in Tokyo this summer. The knights of the Legion of Honour have set off for this Paris 2024 Olympiad to retain a title but above all to shine at home.

brahim asloum

Brahim ASLOUM

Olympic and World Boxing Champion

rima ayadi

Rima AYADI

WBA Continental Champion

rima ayadi

Rima AYADI

WBA Continental Champion

Rima AYADI started boxing in 2016 at the age of 26 and 20 kilos overweight. With no real interest in the sport, it was an obvious choice for her.

Fervent of challenge and combative at heart, Rima climbed the boxing ladder very quickly because as she often says "no time to waste".

In 2017, she joined the French team in the Super-Plume category.
In 2020, the boxer became a professional: 4 fights for 4 victories, she was crowned French Champion the same year.
Less than 4 months after her last title, she continues her ascent in April 2021, by touching the European stars: she becomes WBA Continental Champion of her category.

At the same time, Rima set up her association "Premier Round" (a reference to her first fight), which aims to popularise sport in the neighbourhoods and help to re-mobilise the individual.

Rima wants to bring sport to our youth as a means of success.

valeriane ayayi

Valeriane AYAYI

Professional Basketteuse and Bronze Medalist in Tokyo

valeriane ayayi

Valeriane AYAYI

Professional Basketteuse and Bronze Medalist in Tokyo

Born in Bordeaux in 1994, Valériane is European vice champion (2013 - 2017 & 2019). Wing with 103 selections for the French team, she is currently licensed to Basket Landes. Early, she was European Vice Champion at 19, Best Hope in the French Championship (2014), Best winger in the 2018 championship and MVP of the last Euro final. A motto: "Do everything thoroughly and with a smile!" "

fabien barel

Fabien BAREL

3-time Downhill Mountain Bike World champion

cyril benzaquen

Cyril BENZAQUEN

Kickboxing & Muay Thaï World Champion

lucie bertaud

Lucie BERTAUD

French amateur boxer

hugo boucheron

Hugo BOUCHERON

Rowing Olympic Champion - Tokyo

hugo boucheron

Hugo BOUCHERON

Rowing Olympic Champion - Tokyo

The destiny linked between Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias was created in 2015 to form a powerful duo. European Champion, World Champion and now Olympic Champion in Tokyo this summer. The knights of the Legion of Honour have set off for this Paris 2024 Olympiad to retain a title but above all to shine at home.

claire bovÉ

Claire BOVÉ

Rowing Olympic Vice-Champion and European Vice-Champion

kilian bron

Kilian BRON

Director & Professional Freeride Mountain Biker

kilian bron

Kilian BRON

Director & Professional Freeride Mountain Biker

French mountain biking phenom Kilian Bron tempts fate on the regular as he skirts hair-raising ridges and induces acrophobia with his antics. Bron is a professional enduro/freeride mountain biker for the Intense Mavic Collective and acts as media manager for his own team and some partners. Bron spends his seasons focusing on media projects and enduro-downhill races. His current work includes the webseries "MISSION," which is focused on riding atypical spots all over the world. Completely disregarding the cost of minor mistakes in line choice, Bron builds tension as he navigates tight stairways and switchbacks, only allowing relief when he hits open terrain once again. He is the director and subject of Mission Dolomites (Mountainfilm 2019).

loïc bruni

Loïc BRUNI

Four World Downhill Mountainbike Champion and Double World Cup Winner

loïc bruni

Loïc BRUNI

Four World Downhill Mountainbike Champion and Double World Cup Winner

Loïc was born in the South of France and grew up in Cagnes sur mer.
He started mountain biking with his father and a group of friends. He liked it right away. At the age of 16 he was recruited by an international team and participated in his first world cups. Always supported by the same team, Loïc was able to develop and acquire numerous victories. He became Junior World Champion at the age of 18 and from that moment on he realised that he wanted to be among the best riders in the world. His debut in the elite category was very promising. Despite numerous injuries Loïc has always been able to get back to the top level, which is why his fans have given him the nickname "SuperBruni". Since his entry into the elite category, Loïc has obtained excellent results and in particular 4 world champion titles over the last 6 years and 2 times winner of the world cup and he does not intend to stop there.

amandine buchard

Amandine BUCHARD

Judo Olympic Vice-Champion (-52kg) & Olympic Team Champion

amandine buchard

Amandine BUCHARD

Judo Olympic Vice-Champion (-52kg) & Olympic Team Champion

Born on July 12, 1995, Amandine wore her first judogi at the age of 6 at the J.C Noiséen in the Paris suburbs. Her father (a former wrestler) enrolled her in judo to channel the overflowing energy she had at school. Thanks to him, the young girl immediately understood that this sport was made for her. Left too early when she was 13 years old, but she has kept all the values and principles that he passed on to her.
It will always remain the thread of her life and it is what allowed her to reach the highest level. Thanks to her international results in the cadet and junior categories, the judokate will join the INSEP in 2012, just after the London Olympic Games. In June 2013, she decided to join the Red Star Club Champigny in order to evolve and progress alongside Audrey Bonhomme. The year 2014 was a very promising one, with her first European medal in the senior category in France and a world medal in Russia while still a junior. The following month, she won the World Junior title.
In 2016, due to major health problems caused by drastic weight loss, Amandine decided to change category a few months before the Rio Olympics to join the -52 kg.

She then re-mobilised and redoubled her efforts in order to be among the leaders of the category and prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. After having obtained several medals on the different Grand Prix, Grand Slam and Master, she also got her first world medal in 2018 and European in 2019 in this new category. Thanks to all these results, Amandine has settled in the first place of the world ranking since 2018 in -52kg and has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games which finally took place in July 2021 (Covid). She will win the European Champion title in April 2021 during her Olympic preparation and then the title of Olympic Vice-Champion in individual and Olympic Champion in team. Amandine recently signed with PSG Judo.

philippe candeloro

Philippe CANDELORO

Figure Skating Olympic Medalist and World Vice-champion

romain cannone

Romain CANNONE

Fencing Olympic Champion

romain cannone

Romain CANNONE

Fencing Olympic Champion

Born in France in 1997, Romain has travelled extensively since then. He grew up in Brazil and then in the United States where he started fencing at the age of 12 in Brooklyn NY. He quickly proved himself in Cadet competitions in the US and France, becoming number 1 in France and number 4 in the World.

Since 2014, he has been carrying out a dual academic and sporting project.
Numerous victories in Junior - European Team Champion (2015 and 2017) - Number 2 in the World Championships (2015) - led him to join the French team and the training centre of the French Junior Fencing Team at the CREPS in Reims near Paris, which he joined as a boarder. There he developed a passion for the world of Champagne, branding, business and international distribution.

The practice of high level sport brought him many qualities such as autonomy, surpassing oneself, rigour in work and adaptation to different situations which are also reflected in the professional world.
Work and team spirit are values that are important to him in his daily life. He will graduate with a Master's degree in Finance & Audit in December 2021 from SKEMA Business School.
He became Olympic Fencing Champion at the Tokyo Games and climbed to 7th place in the world ranking. He now has his eyes set on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

jacques cardoze

Jacques CARDOZE

Communication Director - Olympique de Marseille

guillaume chaine

Guillaume CHAINE

Judo Mixed Team Champion

dylan charrat

Dylan CHARRAT

Professional boxer

dylan charrat

Dylan CHARRAT

Professional boxer

Dylan Charrat, Professional boxer in promotion with UNIVENT and Canal +, undefeated in 21 fights, European Union Champion and ranked 10th in the world (WBA)

From the tatami mats of his childhood to the ring today, he is passionate about combat sports and competition.

Born in Cannes in 1993, he grew up in the south of France. At the age of 13 while practicing karate and skateboarding at a high level, he discovered boxing while attending the world championship of Brahim Asloum, at Cannet Rocheville. City of heart who saw him grow as an amateur and make his first professional fights. It was in front of this same audience that he won his title of European Union champion in July 2019.

Throughout his athletic and student career, he traveled the cities of London, Dublin ... But it was in Lyon, in 2015, that he put down his bags and started training with Faycal Omrani and the team Crosscounter Boxing Gym.

He evolves under the emblem of the Butterfly, which symbolizes his desire to progress and to constantly transform himself in his life as a high level athlete in order to achieve his goals. Passionate about the art of combat, strategy, his ambition is clear: to become World Champion within the next 3 years.

For him, having a great sports career goes hand in hand with personal and intellectual development. Thanks to adapted class schedules, he was able to carry out his two projects.
After obtaining a Bachelor in "commercial and marketing strategy" at IDRAC (Nice), in 2017 he graduated his Master I and Master II in "Brand strategy & innovation" at the Grande Ecole program of IDRAC Business School (Lyon ) as well as a "Certificate sales" at Dublin Business school.

His desire to fulfill himself outside of his sporting career led him in 2017 to create his clothing brand "Taïdo", symbol of his lifestyle, which he developed in parallel with his sports career.

elisabeth chevanne brachet

Elisabeth CHEVANNE BRACHET

AFCC Co-President

marion clignet

Marion CLIGNET

Cycling World Champion

marion clignet

Marion CLIGNET

Cycling World Champion

Marion Clignet, it's 6 world champion titles, 2 Olympic silver medals and 180 races won throughout the world...
Marion's story with cycling starts with a fight against illness and continues with an impressive list of achievements. Together with Elisabeth Chevanne-Brachet, she created the Association Française des Coureures Cyclistes (AFCC) in order to promote this sport and its female athletes.

sarah léonie cysique

Sarah Léonie CYSIQUE

Judo Double Olympic Silver and Gold Team Medallists

steven da costa

Steven DA COSTA

Olympic Karate Champion

steven da costa

Steven DA COSTA

Olympic Karate Champion

At only 24 years old, Steven Da Costa (Karate) has won everything in his discipline. Already a European and World champion, he added the Olympic title to his fine list of achievements this summer. The favourite in the Tokyo event, he assumed his role as favourite and brought a fine gold medal to France. Nicknamed "The Little Prince" of French karate, he has been identified since his youth as a raw talent with exceptional abilities. He is part of a family of karatekas: his older brother and his twin brother also practice this combat sport in the French team, while their father is their coach. Steven is very attached to his town of Mont-Saint-Martin, where he was born, lives and trains every day.

virginie dedieu

Virginie DEDIEU

Synchronized Swimming 3-time World Champion and Olympic Medalist

romane dicko

Romane DICKO

Judo Olympic Medalist

romane dicko

Romane DICKO

Judo Olympic Medalist

Romane Dicko, born on September 30, 1999, is a French judoka playing in the +78 kg category, at PSG Judo.

It was in 2012, watching the London Games, that it all started: Audrey Tcheumeo won the bronze medal, and her father then decided, after seeing that the judoka had started judo late, to register her girl in the same sport as the new Olympic medalist. Romane was 13 years old at the time

It all started at the Randoris Club Judo in Villeneuve le Roi, where she is accompanied by Karim Dahli. Due to her size, he immediately saw in her the seed of a champion, and he quickly decides to make her compete.
Her progress was so fast and dazzling that four years later, she became the cadet French champion. The same year, she won the French Senior Championships as a cadet at 17, although she was not a black belt yet. She then became the youngest French champion in history.

Her progress continued within L'Insep (National Sport Institute), and she became Senior European Champion at 18 in 2018 in Tel Aviv.
Unfortunately, a shoulder operation then a big knee injury kept her away from the tatami mats for almost 2 years.

In 2020, both of her injuries are in the green: she began her unbeaten streak. She wins the 2 competitions in which she is entered (the grand prix of Tel Aviv and the grand slam of Paris), and starts the Olympic race in the best possible way. She ended the year by winning her 2nd European title in Prague.

In 2021, Olympic year, she won 2 major Slams, as well as the Doha World Master. In July, for her first participation in the Olympic Games, she won the individual bronze medal, and the team title the next day.
Fun fact: she is the cousin of Triple Jumper and world champion Teddy Tamgho

michel disdier

Michel DISDIER

French NASCAR Pilot

cédric doumbe

Cédric DOUMBE

Kickboxing Champion

cédric doumbe

Cédric DOUMBE

Kickboxing Champion

Cédric Doumbé is a multiple world kickboxing champion. He has knocked out all his opponents. Twice. Today he aims to be the greatest fighter of all time. At the same time, Cédric is a comedian, and performs stand-up comedy on Parisian stages. You can also see him on Netflix in the show "The Circle". Finally, he uses his fame to benefit a cause that is dear to him, the fight against violence against women, by being an ambassador for La Maison des femmes.

guy drut

Guy DRUT

IOC Member, Former Minister

carine galli

Carine GALLI

Television Host & Sports Journalist

ciryl gane

Ciryl GANE

UFC Heavyweight Champion

julie gautier

Julie GAUTIER

Freediver, Photographer & Director

romain girouille

Romain GIROUILLE

Olympian and Co-President of the FNOSC Athletes' Commission

josé gomez

José GOMEZ

Boxing intercontinental Champion

emilie gomis

Emilie GOMIS

Basketball Olympic Vice-Champion and Founder of the Association 'Tous Ego par le Sport'

emilie gomis

Emilie GOMIS

Basketball Olympic Vice-Champion and Founder of the Association 'Tous Ego par le Sport'

Emilie Gomis made history with the French national team after winning the Olympic basketball title in London. A member of the French team, the young woman is one of the best basketball players of her generation in France and internationally thanks to her participation in the WNBA in New York during the summer of 2006. Her record speaks for itself with nearly 200 selections in the French team, Olympic vice-champion, European champion and French champion.
Today, as determined as she was on the court, Emilie has prepared her reconversion, with the aim of having a positive impact on the new generation.
A woman of influence on social networks, with 64K followers. Emiliegomis is proving the strength of her commitment off the court by representing high-level athletes on the CNOSF Athletes' Commission. An active supporter of Paris 2024, Emilie Gomis is also preparing for the future with a General Sports Manager course at the University of Limoges. She accompanies the Norwegian basketball federation for the promotion of 3x3 basketball.

This accomplished woman started playing basketball in the streets of her neighbourhood in Normandy, allowing her to assert herself and cultivate her leadership over the years. A passion that she now wishes to pass on and make accessible to all through her association Tous Ego par le Sport.

arsen goulamirian

Arsen GOULAMIRIAN

Cruiserweight Boxing World Champion

arthur guerin-boeri

Arthur GUERIN-BOERI

Freediving World Champion

vanessa gusmeroli

Vanessa GUSMEROLI

astrid guyart

Astrid GUYART

Fencing Olympic Medalist & CNOSF Delegate

marlène harnois

Marlène HARNOIS

Taekwondo Olympic Medalist

marlène harnois

Marlène HARNOIS

Taekwondo Olympic Medalist

Champion for Peace and Taekwondo Olympic medalist, Marlene Harnois is one of those people who truly have a positive impact in the world. She was elevated to the rank of Knight of the National Order of Merit by the President of France and she is representing Monaco's Peace and Sport International Organisation, placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Originally born in Montreal, Canada, Marlene Harnois, earned an MBA Degree with honours from the International University of Monaco. She followed an incredible journey that led her to the Principality of Monaco. Hers is an inspiring path filled with spectacular sporting and philanthropist achievements.

As a Champion for Peace, she is committed to promote the positive values of sport and contribute to development and peace across the globe, in areas affected by poverty and social instability. Marlene is also two-times European Champion, World University Champion, a World Taekwondo Championship medalist and has reached the world number one ranking.

Driven by the desire to give back to society and inspire youth in the realization of their dreams, in 2014, she founded an NGO in Abidjan to contribute to the development of sport and education in West Africa. She then mentored two young taekwondo prodigies on their Olympic journey and highly contributed to the historical victories of Ivory Coast at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, when Cheick Cissé won the first Olympic gold medal and Ruth Gbagbi became the first women Olympic medalist. Together, they have since inaugurated social libraries to promote education and support literacy class, in addition to leading field actions to further develop sport across the country.

Following this success, she realized the positive impact sport could have on an entire nation by uniting its populations, inspiring younger generations and achieving sustainable goals. Therefore, she launched, in 2017, the Caravan for Peace in partnership with Peace and Sport, to support local sustainable initiatives in emerging countries, such as inaugurating water fountains near sport fields.

In 2018, during the celebration of the International Day for Philosophy at the UNESCO, she was announced as the Ambassador of the International center for youth philosophy "PhiloJeunes".

She is also a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the European Taekwondo Union, and board member of the French Olympian Association.

fanny horta

Fanny HORTA

Rugby Olympic Medalist

muriel hurtis

Muriel HURTIS

Track & Field World Champion

yvette lambin-berti

Yvette LAMBIN-BERTI

General Secretary - Monaco Olympic Committee

kilian le blouch

Kilian LE BLOUCH

Judo Olympic Team Champion

kilian le blouch

Kilian LE BLOUCH

Judo Olympic Team Champion

Born on 7 October 1989 in Clamart, Kilian has been practising judo for over 20 years. He participated in the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games and won the Olympic gold medal in the team event with the French team. Twice European Champion and World Champion by team, as well as several times French Champion, Kilian also works as a trainer and mental coach in parallel with his sporting activities.

emilie le pennec

Emilie LE PENNEC

Gymnastics Olympic Champion

charlotte lembach

Charlotte LEMBACH

Fencing Olympic Medalist and World Champion

charlotte lembach

Charlotte LEMBACH

Fencing Olympic Medalist and World Champion

Originally from Strasbourg, Charlotte discovered fencing by chance and immediately fell under the spell of the discipline, whose strong values she appreciates. Since her first international medal in 2014, Charlotte has built up a magnificent record of achievements, including a World Team Champion title in 2018 and Olympic runner-up in Tokyo!
She strives to convey, in all circumstances, "a positive image of sport, especially for women".

madeleine malonga

Madeleine MALONGA

Judo Olympic Team Champion - Tokyo

sandrine martinet-auriÈres

Sandrine MARTINET-AURIÈRES

Judo Paralympic Vice-Champion and Flag Bearer

sandrine martinet-auriÈres

Sandrine MARTINET-AURIÈRES

Judo Paralympic Vice-Champion and Flag Bearer

Sandrine Martinet, 38 years old, visually impaired, has been practising judo since the age of 9. She joined the French para judo team in 2002. A physiotherapist, she is married and has two children.
She achieved numerous international podiums and became World Champion for the first time in 2006 and European Champion in 2007.
But one medal is missing from her list of achievements: the gold medal at the Paralympic Games. After two silver medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens and the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, she hoped to win the coveted title in London in 2012. But unfortunately she broke her malleolus in the semi-final and even if she finished the fight despite the pain and the seriousness of the injury, the dream was over.
But the adventure continues after a long break to heal herself and have her 2nd child, she returns to competition, opens the cota again for the games but suffers another fracture in the same ankle 8 months before the Rio Paralympics. Not giving up, she won gold in Rio.
Then she set herself a new challenge to win the games in Tokyo but in the lower weight category. She was elected on 5 July and had the honour and pride, along with Stéphane Houdet, of being the flag bearer for the French Paralympic team. During the Paralympic Games, she obtained a beautiful silver medal following an arbitration in her favour.

florence masnada

Florence MASNADA

Triple Bronze Medalist at the Olympic Games and World Champion in Alpine Skiing

florence masnada

Florence MASNADA

Triple Bronze Medalist at the Olympic Games and World Champion in Alpine Skiing

A sportswoman before being a skier, Florence Masnada has always chosen a route that is off the beaten track. She is organised when it comes to combining high-level sport with her studies, energetic and willing at the start of a sporting competition, generous when sharing with sick children from her "Etoiles des Neiges" association and passionate when consulting for companies.
Twice an Olympic medallist, she is also the only Frenchwoman to have won the Alpine Ski World Cup in 1991.
Today, she remains close to the world of skiing by commenting on events for Eurosport, RMC and Europe 1.

malia metella

Malia METELLA

Olympic swimming vice-champion

malia metella

Malia METELLA

Olympic swimming vice-champion

Malia Metella, born in 1982, is a former swimmer specializing in freestyle and butterfly sprint events.
It was in her native Guyana that she discovered the sport. Very quickly, she took a liking to surpassing herself, in search of the performances that the practice of swimming requires on a daily basis. She was able to breathe a sense of optimism into French swimming. She contributed to the rise of French swimming.
She joined the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance in September 2000. Her track record was gradually filling up and medals were piling up. She is five times European champion in short and long course (2003 - 2004), vice-world champion in the 100m freestyle in 2005, Olympic vice-champion in the 50m freestyle at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.
After 15 years at the highest level, she decided in 2009 to set sail for new adventures. A career with many titles, where there have been ups and downs but during which there has always been a constant, pleasure! Like that smile she wears constantly.
She returned to working life, a successful retraining. She now juggles her work and various entrepreneurial projects. At the same time, Malia donates her time to charities against cancer and for the environment.
In November 2021, the champion embarks on a sporting, human and committed adventure with Théo Curin and Matthieu Witvoet, a crossing of 122 km, in total autonomy in a world-famous place, Lake Titicaca. Located at an altitude of 3,815m, 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 never-before-seen expedition also has a special environmental and solidarity dimension. "The incredible solidarity crossing of 3 exceptional athletes".

hassan n'dam n'jikam

Hassan N'DAM N'JIKAM

WBA - WBO World Boxing Champion & WBC Silver World Champion

hassan n'dam n'jikam

Hassan N'DAM N'JIKAM

WBA - WBO World Boxing Champion & WBC Silver World Champion

Hassan was born in february 1984 in Yaoundé. He won the African Amateur Boxing Championship title in 2002 in Yaoundé in the middleweight category, and later was a quarter finalisr during the world junior championships at the Athens Olympic Games.
Hassan passed professional in December 2004. He made several fights in France and signed several victories by KO against big opponents. In 2010, he became a challenger for the international WBA title and won the title by placing Omar Gabriel K.O in the 8th Round. Following that, he wins the victories until he signed a contract in the United States with Mickael King the new promoter of the firm King Sport Worldwide. He is then ranked worldwide number 7 in the IBF federation. In December 2016, he became WBA middleweight world champion against Alfonso Blanco with a K.O who was elected as the best of the year 2016 by ESPN. In May 2017, he won the regular WBA title by defeating japanese Ryoto Murata in Tokyo. This last victory being very controversial, the WBA ordered a rematch the day after the game after apologizing to the Japanese fans.

myriam nicole

Myriam NICOLE

Downhill Mountain Biking World Champion

riccardo patrese

Riccardo PATRESE

Recordman of GP's number: 256 races (1993-2008) & 6 wins and Vice World Champion (1993)

riccardo patrese

Riccardo PATRESE

Recordman of GP's number: 256 races (1993-2008) & 6 wins and Vice World Champion (1993)

Riccardo Patrese approached the world of racing thanks to the passion of his father and his elder brother; with a kart handcrafted by his own brother, he began racing at the age of eleven, even though engines were only a form of entertainment that he alternated with skiing and swimming, practiced at a good competitive level, until 1970 when he began to seriously engage in competitions. His greatest successes in this category were the Italian 100 class championship, two European team titles and the world championship, results that earned him the Pilota d'Oro award and two medals for athletic valour. After the victories obtained with karts, he became Italian and European Formula 3 champion in 1976. For the 1977 season he was confirmed by Trivellato to race in Formula 2, immediately obtaining encouraging results. On 1 May, on the historic and dangerous Nürburgring circuit, he took pole position with a 3-second lead over Mass and Regazzoni, already established drivers in the top series. Even though he was forced to retire from the race when he was in the lead, he was noticed by the Shadow technicians who offered him the chance to make his debut in Formula 1 where he remained until 1993, racing 256 Grands Prix, a record that had remained unbeaten for fifteen years, and winning six of them. After an initial long period at the wheel of Shadow, Arrows, Brabham and Alfa Romeo, he joined Williams, where he drove his best seasons, in particular 1989, 1990 and 1991, before ending his career with Benetton after 17 seasons. He was also a valuable driver in the World Sport-Prototype Championship at the wheel of Lancia cars, winning eight races and coming close to winning the world title in 1982. For six times, in 1980 and from 1989 to 1993, he was overall Italian speed champion.

allison pineau

Allison PINEAU

Handball Olympic, World & European Champion

allison pineau

Allison PINEAU

Handball Olympic, World & European Champion

Née à Chartres en 1989, sa rencontre avec le handball s'est faite en centre de loisirs, un pur hasard, pour celle qui était douée dans tous les sports. Et heureux hasard puisqu'Allison est devenue le visage du handball féminin français, étant à ce jour la seule Française à avoir été sacrée meilleure joueuse du Monde. Un palmarès aussi prolifique en club qu'en Equipe de France : Championne d'Europe, du Monde et depuis le 8 août dernier, championne olympique !

margaux pinot

Margaux PINOT

Judo Olympic Team Champion

margaux pinot

Margaux PINOT

Judo Olympic Team Champion

Born on the 6th of January 1994 in Besançon, Margaux started judo at the age of 6 in a small club before joining a Sport/Study structure in Pontarlier and then following the high level curriculum via the Pôle Espoir & Pôle France in Strasbourg.
At the age of 18, she entered the INSEP to continue her progression in the -70kg category, in the high level and to take a baccalaureate.
After winning two gold medals at the European junior championships and a bronze medal at the World Championships, the judoka continues her progress at senior level.
She joined the LSC (Levallois Sporting Club) in 2014 and won the World Team Championship title in 2014. Back in -63kg, Margaux won the silver medal at the European Championship in 2017, under the colours of my new club, the ESBM (Etoile Sportive de Blanc Mesnil).
Back in the -70kg category in 2018, she won the gold medal at the European Games in 2019 and the bronze medal at the World Championships in Tokyo in the summer of 2019.
In 2020 and 2021, she became European champion and vice-champion and qualified for the Tokyo Games. Unfortunately, the judoka lost in the first round but was nevertheless crowned Olympic team champion on 31 August 2021.
As a result, the entire French team was awarded the Legion of Honour in September 2021.
In parallel to these years of performance, she obtained a Master SEPHN (Sport & Expertise of High Level Performance) at INSEP in 2020. Then in 2021, Margaux validates a DESJEPS (Diplôme d'Etat Supérieur de la Jeunesse, de l'Éducation Populaire et du Sport). She has also been a member of the Army of Champions for over a year.
Passionate about water and board sports (surfing, kitesurfing, paragliding), she does not hesitate to spend her free time in the Alps with her brother, who is a paragliding instructor, or with her parents and two little sisters in the countryside.

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Paula RADCLIFFE MBE

Marathon World Record Holder

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Nicholas ROCHE

Professional road bicycle racer @Team DSM

nicholas roche

Nicholas ROCHE

Professional road bicycle racer @Team DSM

Nicholas Roche is an Irish professional cyclist with UCI World Tour team "Team DSM". He is a former Irish National Road Race and TT Champion and is the son of Stephen Roche, a former World Champion and winner of the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia. Nicholas is a 4-time Olympian and competed x10 "Tour de France"!

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Kevin ROLLAND

Freestyle Skiing Olympic Medalist and World Champion

kevin rolland

Kevin ROLLAND

Freestyle Skiing Olympic Medalist and World Champion

Kevin Rolland, true legend of freestyle skiing (World Champion, Olympic medalist in Sochi and 5 XGames gold medals in half-pipe), has been at the top of his discipline for almost 15 years now. Seriously injured in April 2019 during a world record attempt, the 32-year-old skier from La Plagne is back at the top level, ready to go for gold at the Beijing Olympics this winter.

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Laura TARANTOLA

Rowing Olympic Vice Champion and World Champion

laura tarantola

Laura TARANTOLA

Rowing Olympic Vice Champion and World Champion

At the age of 27, Laura has just won a beautiful silver medal in Tokyo with her partner and teammate, Claire Bové, after being crowned world champion in 2018, in individual. An eloquent record of achievement for the Grenoble native, who discovered rowing "a little by chance" at age 14. The passion was immediate! In parallel to her high-level career, she is also a graduate of EM Grenoble since 2019. An accomplished athlete and young woman, who now only dreams of 2024, as a duo because for her, "rowing is a very beautiful sport to practice together".

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Pernilla WIBERG

Alpine Ski Olympic Champion

pernilla wiberg

Pernilla WIBERG

Alpine Ski Olympic Champion

Pernilla Wiberg, born 15 October 1970 in Norrköping, is a Swedish alpine skier and technical event specialist. Between 1991 and 1999, she won two Olympic titles, one World Cup title and four World Championship titles, making her one of the most successful skiers in the world.