Tribute to the French transplants athletes [fr]

On Tuesday 30 July, the Ambassador of France in South Africa, Elisabeth Barbier, hosted a reception in honour of the French team that participated in the 19th World Transplant Games which took place in Durban from 28 July to 4 August 2013.

History of the World Transplant Games

The World Transplant Games have been taking place bi-annually since 1989 with more than 2 000 participants from 50 countries. It aims at highlighting the benefits of sports and its values, including effort, humility, solidarity and camaraderie as well as promoting organ donation. The Games contribute to raising awareness on this critical issue: more than 15 000 French people and 5 000 South Africans are waiting for a transplant. The athletes demonstrate the benefits of organ donation and highlight that exercising is important, both for the prevention and treatment of critical illness. The Games are a fantastic opportunity to create awareness on the issue of organ donation and provoke debate.

French competitors between 9 and 80 years old

The French team participated in the Games under the patronage of Mrs Valérie Fourneyron, Minister of Sports and Youth and Mr Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The French contingent consisted of 87 people, comprising 54 competitors and their support teams. The athletes ranged from amateurs to veterans between the ages of 9 to 80 years, who have benefited from organ donation. All of them participated in one or several competitions as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.

The French team won 81 medals, including 19 gold medals and ranked 9th among all participating nations!
A very big “Bravo“ to all the competitors !

List of medals:

Monday 29 July:

  • Road Race 5km : Karine Celhay – bronze medal - category 40-49
  • Road Race 5km : Claude Barrès – bronze medal - category 70+
  • Pétanque (single) : Serge Dubois – bronze medal - category 50-59

Tuesday 30 July:

  • Pétanque (double) :
    • Marvin Krukoff et Jean Azemar - silver medal
    • Fabien Toutlemonde et Christophe Raimbault – bronze medal
  • 5km Cycling Time Trial :
    • Alain Fossard - gold medal - category 60-69
    • Charlotte Rodriguez - bronze medal - category 18-29
    • Jean-Claude Le Bourhis - bronze medal - category 70+
  • Bowling (single) :
    • Marion Damiani - gold medal - category 12-14
    • Julia Acar – silver medal - category 9-11
    • Rafaella Leccacorvi - bronze medal - category 12-14
    • Tidiane Pigree - silver medal - category 9-11
    • Lucille Pouech - silver medal - category 18-29

Wednesday 31 July :

  • Badminton (single) :
    • Marion Damiani - gold medal - category 12-14
    • Marco Luzon Génao - bronze medal - category 9-11
    • Béatrice Baré - bronze medal - category 40-49
  • 20km Cycling :
    • Alain Fossard - silver medal - category 60-69
    • Jean-Claude Le Bourhis - bronze medal - category 70+
  • Swimming :
    • Marine Eraville - gold medal - 25m back stroke
    • Marine Eraville - gold medal - 50m free style
    • Pierre Viers - gold medal - 100m breast stroke
    • Audrey Gerlach - silver medal - 100m freestyle
    • Hippolyte Sadrin - silver medal 100m freestyle
    • Pierre Charretier - silver medal - 50m butterfly
    • Karine Celhay - silver medal - 100m breast stroke
    • Marie-Jo Ardevol - bronze medal - 100m breast stroke
    • Pierre Viers - bronze medal - 50m butterfly
    • Frédéric Patane - bronze medal - 50m butterfly
    • Cassandra Lenglet - bronze medal - 100m freestyle
    • Frédérique Granier - bronze medal - 50m back stroke

Thursday 1 August :

  • Swimming :
    • Marine Eraville – gold medal – 25m freestyle
    • Marine Eraville – gold medal – 25m breast stroke
    • Audrey Gerlach – gold medal – 50m breast stroke
    • Karine Celhay - silver medal - 100m back stroke
    • Pierre Charretier – silver medal – 200m medley
    • Pierre Viers – silver medal – 50m breast stroke
    • Frédéric Patane – silver medal – 400m freestyle
    • Frédéric Patane – silver medal – 50m breast stroke
    • Marie-Jo Ardevol – silver medal - 50m breast stroke
    • Roger Trioulaire – bronze medal – 100m back stroke
    • Frédérique Granier – bronze medal – 50m breast stroke
    • Audrey Gerlach – bronze medal – 50m freestyle
  • Tennis (single):
    • Dominique Barraux - gold medal - category 50-59
    • Hippolyte Sadrin – silver medal - category 15-17
    • Jeanne Carles – gold medal - category - de 15 ans
    • Cassandra Langlet – silver medal - category - de 15
    • William Capitani – bronze medal - category 18-29
    • Olivier Baylac - bronze medal - category 40-49
  • Lawn Bowls (double) :
    • Charlotte Rodriguez et Lucille Pouech – gold medal
  • Golf (single) :
    • Emmanuel Lami – silver medal
    • Jean-Pierre Bouvier – bronze medal

Friday 2 August :

  • Table tennis (simple) :
    • Marine Eraville - gold medal - category 9-11
    • Rafaella Leccacorvi - gold medal et de bronze - category 12-14 et 15-17
    • Tidiane Pigree - gold medal - categorie 9-11
    • Paul Baudry - gold medal - category 50-59
    • Kevin Malet - silver medal - category 12-14
    • Robin Racassin - silver medal - category 40-49
    • Christophe Meunier - bronze medal - category 40-49
    • Charlotte Rodriguez - bronze medal - category 18-29
    • Marco Luzon Génao - bronze medal - category 9-11
    • Alexandre Alleaume - bronze medal - category 15-17
  • Athletics
    • Jeanne Carles - gold medal - 100m
    • Kieran Seri - gold medal - 50m
    • Marion Damiani - silver medal -100m
    • Julia Acar - silver medal - 50m
    • Jean-Claude Le Bourhis - silver medal - 1500m
    • Jean-Claude Le Bourhis - silver medal - 100m
    • Patrice Gondoux - silver medal - 400m
    • Hippolyte Sadrin - bronze medal – long jump
    • Marie-Jo Ardevol - bronze medal - 3km walk
    • Frédérique Granier - bronze medal - 3km walk
    • Jean-Claude Le Bourhis - bronze medal - 400m

Saturday 3 August :

  • Athletics :
    • Claude Barrès - gold medal - 5000m
    • Jeanne Carles - gold medal – long jump
    • Julia Acar - gold medal –
    • Jeanne Carles - silver medal – shot put
    • Cassandra Lenglet - bronze medal – shot put
    • Gérard Costa - bronze medal - 800m
  • Table tennis (double) :
    • Robin Racassin et Paul Baudry - silver medal
    • Robin Racassin et Béatrice Baré - silver medal
    • Charlotte Rodriguez et Laurent Perez - bronze medal

More information on: www.wtg2013.com

publie le 22/07/2014

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