One was a two-time bronze medalist in track cycling at the last Tokyo Paralympic Games, while the other gleaned gold and silver in parabadminton. And together, they want to continue to improve the daily life of people with disabilities.
At the Sports Stars in Tignes
What does it mean to you to be present on these Sports Stars?
Marie Patouillet: It is a great pride. For me, when I watched it from afar, I saw a big family of athletes and champions, with great values that I shared and I never imagined that one day I could be part of it. And to be there, in addition as a godmother to create a link with my hope (Heïdi Gaugain), it’s incredible. No, really, I am very proud.
Lucas Mazur: I totally share his pride. This is the fourth time, as far as I am concerned, that I have been lucky enough to be invited and it has really served me in my career. I arrived here as a nobody and here I come back as a godfather for this 20e anniversary edition. It’s a special feeling. I’m obviously happy to come back, this time with an Olympic title and a nice silver medal.
Do you have the impression that this legitimizes your sporting career? …