I pushed them on a cool winter morning, that of February 9, 1994, at the maternity hospital in Chambéry.
I started them very early, like a good mountain girl. I put on skis in kindergarten, then I followed in my brother’s footsteps by joining the Saisies sports club at age 5. In 2007 I joined the Arêches-Beaufort ski club. Even though my first ski competitions were with able-bodied people, I joined the Albertville Handisport Club in 2006 when I entered college. Indeed, I was born with a malformation of the left forearm, “agenesis” for connoisseurs.
I made them on Beaufortain land, where my parents are farmers, with my three brothers and sisters.
I then entered the big racing scene. First national, with the cups and championships in France, then very quickly European and world. And one beautiful day in 2010, when I was just 16, I found myself at the Paralympic Games in Vancouver. What an experience! I touched the podium with the tip of my spatulas, with fourth place on two occasions… At the height of emotions but at the foot of the podium, I came home with a fixed idea: to train, progress, and go for Gold at the Sochi games in 2014. Today I am one of the best disabled skiers on the world circuit.
AND THE STUDIES?
You understood it, my thing is skiing. Having said that, “a healthy mind in a healthy body”… I work my neurons as much as my thighs! From the sixth grade, I had the chance to enter the ski section of the Beaufortain college, and to take advantage of a schedule arranged for physical training, skiing and competitions. Then, in July 2009, I joined the ski section of the Lycée Jean Moulin in Albertville, a tailor-made center for high-level skiers. I was able to prepare for my baccalaureate in 4 years, with physical preparation sessions every afternoon, and a staggered school calendar to free up winter, from December to April so that I could devote myself completely to skiing during the season. After obtaining my bac ES with honors in June 2013, I focused on my preparation for the Paralympic Games in Sochi in March 2014. I was admitted to Sciences Po Paris to prepare the preparatory certificate adapted for high-level athletes.