Since 2018, the Group has supported promising young athletes who have shown great potential, like Cassandre Beaugrand (triathlon), Madeleine Malonga (judo), Luka Mkheidze (judo) and Wilfried Happio (athletics – 400m hurdles), as well as more experienced athletes like Elodie Clouvel (modern pentathlon), silver medallist at the Rio Olympics (2016), Pauline Ado (surfing), 2017 World Champion, Pierre Le Coq (sailing), bronze medallist in windsurfing at the Rio Olympics (2016), and Alex Caizergues (kiteboarding), four times World Champion and world record holder.
They are joined in 2020 by:
- Fabien Lamirault, ENGIE ambassador for Marseille and Var, a tetraplegic para table tennis player, a double gold medallist (singles and doubles) at the Rio Olympics (2016) and double world champion,
- Raphael Beaugillet, ENGIE ambassador for Blois, a Paralympic partially-sighted cyclist, para-duathlon world champion in 2012 and fourth in the Para Track Cycling World Championships; aiming for gold in the 1,000m in Tokyo this summer,
- Cycling in tandem with François Pervis, ENGIE ambassador for Mayenne, seven times world track cycling champion and 1,000m world record holder.
- Axel Mazella (kiteboarding) ENGIE ambassador for Toulon – Hyères, young French kiteboarding hopeful, currently double European champion and Kitefoil World Gold Cup champion, who started out on the ENGIE Kite Tour in a discipline that could become an Olympic sport in 2024.
- Poema Newland (Kiteboarding), ENGIE ambassador in Narbonne – Leucate, member of the French Women’s Kitefoil team, Poema is one of French kiteboarding’s most promising athletes. In 2018, she won a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and recently finished third in the 2020 French Kitefoil Championships.
ENGIE has been partnering French sport for nearly 30 years and is reasserting its unwavering support for young French athletes across the country, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them in their achievements.