Olympic Fencing champion Laura Flessel named French Sports Minister

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Olympic Fencing champion Laura Flessel named French Sports Minister

On May 17, 2017, former fencing champion Laura Flessel was named french Sports Minister in Édouard Philippe government, under the chairmanship of Emmanuel Macron.

Nicknamed the wasp, thanks to her ability to touch her opponents at the foot in a meteoric way, the beautiful Guadeloupean became known during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Indeed, she won 2 gold medals in swords, alone and by team.

Born at Pointe-à-Pitre in French West Indies, Laura Flessel has had an exceptional career, winning 5 medals at the Olympics, and six titles at the World Sword Championships. She will remain as one of the greatest stars in the history of fencing and French sport. In 2012, she is the flag bearer of the French delegation to the London Games.

Having ended her career in 2012, she faught for many associations. It supports humanitarian causes such as Plan France (helping children from developing countries), Handicap International and Ti’Colibri (which promotes fencing among disadvantaged populations), and so on.

Afroculture.net encourages him and wishes him good luck in his political career.

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