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.
After a fine performance, Luka Mkheidze took the 3rd step of the podium at the European Open in Cluj.
By coming 3rd against the Ukrainian Morgoyev, ENGIE’s athlete inches closer to his compatriot and opponent Romaric Bouda, who came 2nd in Cluj, for a place at the Tokyo Olympics. Luka’s preparations for the World Championships, scheduled for the end of August in Tokyo, are off to a good start.
After a quarter-final defeat against Luise Malzhan from Germany, Madeleine competed in the repechage round, taking the opportunity to win a bronze medal in the Bronze Medal Contest.
Luka Mkheidze, on the other hand, lost in the 3rd round against the German Moritz Plafky. He then went into repechage, only to lose again, finishing 7th.
A slight disappointment for the Frenchman, therefore, after his fine 3rd place at the European Open in Cluj.
Cassandre Beaugrand was in difficulty at the start of the month at the British WTS, having come out of the water in 6th place.
Left behind in the bike race, the young Frenchwoman then pulled herself together during the running race to set the 6th fastest time of the competition, coming 13th overall.
The Poissy club member quickly got back on track with a solid win in Dunkirk on 24 June in the second stage of the Triathlon Grand Prix, ahead of her compatriot and teammate Léonie Periault.
Tokyo - the Japanese capital and upcoming Olympic venue hosted the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final on the last weekend of June, in which Elodie Clouvel, Rio silver medallist in 2016 supported by ENGIE, took part individually and in the mixed relay.
At the start of the run and shoot event, the Frenchwoman was in the lead. But it was during her second turn on the shooting range that she let the final victory slip away by committing two shooting faults. It was Laura Asadauskaite from Lithuania, the 2012 London Olympics champion, who used the opportunity to lead the race all the way to the finish line, ahead of Elodie.
The French athlete, supported by the Group, picked herself up and refocused for the mixed relay final.In a team with Valentin Prades, the French duo remained constant all day long to finish ahead of the Irish and the Lithuanians.
In competition at Victoria Bay, South Africa, Pauline Ado failed to consolidate her fine performance at Zarautz. The Frenchwoman lost out to her compatriot, Vahine Fierro, who then lost in the final.
Her performance nevertheless allowed her to gain two places overall and return to 16th place, a little over 1,000 points from the last qualifying place for the 2020 Championship Tour, the world's premier surfing competition.
Marseille – Pierre Le Coq came 5th in the overall rankings for the Sailing World Cup. The man from St-Brieuc had nevertheless been 3rd in the overall rankings before starting the decisive medal race.
After a bad start, the Team ENGIE windsurfer took risks to catch up, in vain. He finished 9th in the final race, and so stepped down from the podium.
Marseille - After two good first days, the duo on Nacra 17, supported by ENGIE, finally finished in 4th place in Marseille. Our two athletes haven’t lost sight of the main objective: to qualify for the Olympic Games and improve their score of 2016 (6th place).
1st - FRA - Nicolas Parlier - 20 points
2nd - FRA - Theo de Ramecourt - 37 points
3rd - FRA - Axel Mazella - 37 points