7 February 2023

AGBEGNENOU EXTENDS THANKS TO FRENCH PRIME MINISTER

Paris Grand Slam 2023

AGBEGNENOU EXTENDS THANKS TO FRENCH PRIME MINISTER

Following the Paris Grand Slam 2023 this past weekend, double Olympic and five-time world champion Clarisse AGBEGNENOU of France met with the Prime Minister of the French Republic, Mme Elizabeth BORNE.

Within the judo community Borne is known for her support of the sport and to the organisation of this world-famous grand slam event which draws in a global crowd. To acknowledge and celebrate this support, Agbegnenou delivered, on behalf of the President of the International Judo Federation, Mr Marius VIZER, a plaque.

Prime Minister of the French Republic, Mme Elisabeth Borne and Clarisse Agbegnenou. © Nadia Benabdelouahed Yatta

Along with the plaque, Agbegnenou also gifted Borne her book, ‘Fight to be Yourself’ (Combattre pour être soi – Editions Rageot), which details the contribution judo has given to her life and where she finds herself today. It was a busy day for Agbegnenou following this important meeting, the judo life called her back and she was practicing on the Paris Training Camp with her peers as she prepares for her first individual competition since the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Author: Thea Cowen