A world-famous judokate, Clarisse Agbegnenou tells us here about her youth until her first world title, at the age of 21. From birth to joining the Asnières club at age 9, we follow her within her family. Deemed unruly by her teachers, she chooses to do judo to channel her energy. Noted very early on for her athleticism, she burned the stages to obtain her belts and flew over her competitors in all competitions. At the age of 14, Clarisse joined the Pôle France in Orléans, an antechamber of INSEP, which she joined three years later.
She became European champion in the process! This is the start of an incredible success, both sporting and human.
From her very premature early days to her gold medal at the world championships in 2014, Clarisse delivers her journey with sincerity. It is an opportunity for her to talk about international competitions, her travels around the world and her fights on the tatami.
Her commitment goes beyond sport as she has been the godmother and ambassador of the SOS Préma association since 2019. "In every premature baby there is a champion," she said. This was the case (premature resilient after 7 days of coma).
She is also the godmother of Operation Women's Sport, always (activist in favor of reducing the gender pay gap, and for better media coverage of women's sport).
Awards of CLARISSE AGBEGNENOU
The most beautiful prize list in French women's judo
Three times champion of France
Four-time world champion (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019);
Five-time European champion (2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020);
Vice-champion at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (2016).
Nominated by the Champion Team of the champions.