Every month, follow the news of the 8 athletes accompanied by ENGIE as part of the new Performance Pact for 2020. The goal: to give them all the energy they need to prepare for the upcoming Olympic Games, with the first objective being to qualify for the Games and then to dream of a medal.
“It’s a long time since I’ve competed in a duathlon!”
An unusual reflection after a victory for Team ENGIE triathlete Cassandre Beaugrand, recently crowned world champion in the mixed relay mixed relay and winner of the previous event in Dunkirk, who once again took victory in the 3rd stage of the 2019 French Triathlon Federation Grand Prix, on July 28 at Muret in south-western France.
The format of the event had to be changed because of weather conditions, but this didn’t stop the ENGIE-backed athlete from putting in a top performance. The current was too strong to allow the athletes to swim, but Cassandre was still able to stamp her authority on the field, taking a substantial lead in the first few kilometers of running.
She finished the duathlon on top of the podium, more than 15 seconds ahead of her teammate in the national team, Emilie Morier.
As part of his preparations for the World Championships set to take place in Tokyo from August 25 to September 1, the French judoka, who is supported by ENGIE, decided to compete in Croatia in the 2019 Zagreb Grand Prix. Sadly, it didn’t go well for Luka. He lost his second combat to Hakberdi Jumayev from Turkmenistan. Although he went on the beat the UK’s Ryan Burt, Luka finished the competition joint 5th.
But Luka still has a few weeks to get himself ready for the World Championships in Japan. Best of luck to Luka!
Team ENGIE member Pauline traveled to the Californian coast at the end of July to compete in the Nissan Super Girl Pro. After a few days of reconnoitering and training, she entered the competition in round 2, finishing in the lead with a very good score.
But in the next round, she narrowly failed to qualify to take part in the following round.
Next up for the team ENGIE surfer is a home fixture, the Deeply Pro Anglet from August 20 to 25. Let’s hope that the Basque Country waves bring her luck!