The new promotion of the ChampYons 2024 system is revealed!

The new promotion of the ChampYons 2024 system is revealed!
The new promotion of the ChampYons 2024 system is revealed!

Friday May 24, the new promotion of the ChampYons 2024 system, set up by the Department, was unveiled. 14 high-level athletes have been selected to become ambassadors for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Zoom.

One of the 2024 ChampYons having just received his medal © Nicolas Dubois

The Department occupies a particularly important place for the 2024 JOPs by welcoming no less than 10 disciplines, notably at the Château de Versailles, at the Guyancourt national golf course, at the national Vélodrome, at the BMX stadium in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, on the Elancourt hill or even on our departmental roads. Thus, the arrival of the Games on our territory is an opportunity for the Department to highlight its particularly committed high-level athletes: 14 athletes, including 8 Olympic and 6 Paralympic, representing 13 Yvelin sports clubs.

The champions will share their experiences with the people of Yvelin

From now on, the missions of these new winners, 8 women and 6 men, are simple: share their sporting project, the values ​​they represent and their experiences with the various audiences for whom the Department undertakes its action.

Among the 14 athletes chosen to join this new promotion, we find 9 former ambassadors from the last selectionnotably :

  • Kristelle Congi, 30, is a triathlete. She is the 2022 French Elites champion, winner of the 2022 European Cup, 2eand 3e on the 2022 Continental Cup;

  • Pauline Déroulède, 34, plays wheelchair tennis. She is French Champion 2021, 2022 and 2023 and won, with her team from TC Voisins le Bretonneux, the French National 1 wheelchair tennis championships. She also participated in the 2022 US Open;
  • Lucie Hautière, 24, practices para table tennis. She reached the 1/4 finals at the World Mixed Doubles Championships in 2022, in 1/8efinal at the World Singles Championships in 2022, was winner of 6 international tournaments in 2022. She is officially qualified for the Paris 2024 Games.
  • Quentin Lafargue, 34, practices track cycling. He is the 2019 KM World Champion, 2019 European KM Champion and 2022 European Team Pursuit Champion;
  • Wassila Lkhadiri, 29, is a boxer. She is 3eof the 2023 World Championships, 3e of the 2019 European Championships, 2019 French Senior Champion and current French No. 1 in the – 50 kg category. She is officially qualified for the Paris 2024 Games.
  • Alex Portal, 22, practices swimming. He is a silver medalist in the 200m medley at the Tokyo Paralympic Games and a bronze medalist in the 400m freestyle at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. He is officially qualified for the Paris 2024 Games.
  • Jérémy Rozier, 33, is an international rugby referee. He participated in two rugby sevens world cups in 2018 and 2022. He was a linesman during the Union Bordeaux-Bègles-Aviron Bayonnais match as part of Day 12 of the TOP 14, January 6, 2024. Selected for the Tokyo Olympics, he ultimately does not participate due to injury, but will be at the Paris 2024 Olympics. He is officially qualified for the Games of Paris 2024.

  • Salya Lefoulon, 23, is a kayaker. She is 5eof the University World Championships, 10 times French Champion since 2019. She has just won the gold medal at the French Inline Kayak Championships in K4 5000m with her ASM team.
  • Christopher Six, 39 years old, practices horse riding. Team bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, 7eof the Tokyo Olympics individually, 2021 French Pro Elite Champion, winner of the 2021 Grand National team circuit.

But it is also the opportunity, two months before the passage of the Olympic flame in Yvelines, to discover five new athletes :

  • Quentin Caleyron, 36, practices para cycling on the track. He is a bronze medalist at the European BMX Championship in 2013 and 2015, a silver medalist at the French championship in 2014 and 2015 and winner of the French BMX Cup in 2008 and 2011.

  • Lucas Gridaine, 21, practices judo. He is French cadet champion in 2019 and vice-champion of French junior.
  • Jade Le Corre, 18, practices athletics, particularly middle distance. She was a bronze medalist at the 2023 European U20 Cross Country Championships.
  • Cécile Saboureau, 41, practices paratriathlon. She is multiple French champion and PTS2 European champion in 2023.
  • Mathilde Troude, 21, practices boccia as part of the French Paralympic team. She was the team gold medalist and individual silver medalist at theNational Boccia Openwhich was held in Voisins-le-Bretonneux from February 15 to 17, 2024.

New ambassadors ready to share their experience and the idea of ​​creating a real team spirit… In the colors of Yvelines!

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