Luka Mkheidze claims a bronze medal at the Tashkent Grand Slam in Uzbekistan

By ENGIE - 11 March 2021 - 10:40

ENGIE sponsors 13 elite athletes, ten of whom are preparing for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. What is the aim of this sponsorship? To provide all the energy they need to qualify and maybe even win a medal!

A member of Team ENGIE for the last 3 years, at just 25 years old, Luka’s objective is to participate in his first Olympic Games in 2021.  

Since joining INSEP (France's National Institute of Sport, Expertise, and Performance), Luka has been regularly participating in major international, continental and national events. In 2017, he took 2nd place in the European Cup in Malaga and Dubrovnik, and became Junior Champion of France. In 2018, he won the Madrid Open and claimed silver in Cancun and Minsk before also becoming Champion of France through his team in 2018.

This weekend, our judoka, ranked 18th in the world in the under 60 kg category, claimed his second Grand Slam medal of his career. This medal is added to the one he claimed in Budapest last October, and it allows him to gain valuable points in the race to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games, which will be held this summer.