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“Discriminating conditions”: for Clarisse Agbégnénou, the criteria for the nomination of the flag bearer for the Olympics are unfair

Judokate Clarisse Agbégnénou reacted on Twitter to the Linternaute and YouGov survey published today. yesterday on the favorite standard bearer of the French for the Olympics.

Yesterday, Linternaute.com and YouGov published a surveyexclusive information on the French's favorite athletes to carry the flag of the French delegation at the World Cup. the occasion of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Without any big surprise, Teddy Riner wasé the most popular on a sample of 1030 people representative of the French population (18+) interviewed between March 1 and 4, 2024. ahead of a certain Kylian Mbapp, favorite of the 18/24 year olds and Antoine Dupont, in third position. Among the women, the judokate Clarisse Agbégnénou, alreadyé flag bearer in 2020, came in first position ahead of cyclist Pauline Ferrand Prévot. 

Problem, according to Le Parisien, the CNOSF, which must unveil its criteria for selecting flag bearers this Wednesday, would have decided to to impose drastic rules. Rules which provoke controversy even before their formalization and dissatisfaction of the Olympic champion Clarisse Agbégnénou. In a tweet, she deplores a discriminatory decision contrary to the rules of the law. the will of French people established in our survey.

In detail, according to Le Parisien, the standard bearer must be an athlete who has already competed. participated at the Olympics. This already eliminates the problem. athletes like Kylian Mbapp&eac;, Antoine Dupont or even Victor Wembanyama. Another condition: candidates must not already have été flag bearer in the past. As you have understood, Teddy Riner and Clarisse Agbégnénou would therefore be &eliminatedé from the race.

Finally, the athlete must be irreproachable and therefore never have been beaten. sanctioned by justice. Nikola Karabatic would therefore also be eliminated. of the race, he who wasé condemned in 2016 à two months suspended prison sentence in an online betting case. Renaud Lavillenie, whose responsibility for in a motorcycle accident (more than fifteen years ago) earned him an entry on part number 1 of his criminal record could also be carté…

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116