On the way to Paris 2024. Orleans, land of all fantasies

In 2018, the team of France celebrated its title of world champion on its grounds during the world cup of Orleans. (AUGUSTO BIZZI)

This weekend was held Women's Saber World Cup in Orleans. The competition is a very important issue because in addition to wanting to shine at home, the sabers have the opportunity to score points in the race to the Olympic selection. Our columnist, Cécilia Berder, member of the French fencing team was beaten yesterday Saturday, November 23, in the 8th finals. A high risk competition for these athletes. “Orleans says Cecilia, can also be the place of great disappointments “.

Find all the results of the competition right here.

Orleans, it's my club. This is the city where I landed at 16, after leaving the family cocoon to join a federal structure.

This ladies saber World Cup remains the competition of my first best successes on the international scene, but it is also the place of great disillusions. Obviously, a defeat in Orleans is nothing like a defeat on the other side of the planet. Here, relatives can make the trip, the room is full and on our territory, every French fencer is expected.

So, imagine a victory shared with the 4,000 spectators of the Zenith. No, this competition is like no other. The 220 athletes present this weekend know it: malice, courage, fight, sweat will have to be part of to spend a pleasant weekend in land Orleans.


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