Clarisse Agbegnenou born great premature : “hard knocks” of the judokate

At 27 years of age, Clarisse Agbegnenou has four world champion titles, three European champion titles and a silver medal finish in the 2016 Games in Rio. A beautiful performance that’s still somewhat of a disappointment for her. It was the gold. “I did not like my physical and psychological state of Rio. I was not well, everyone has given me some of his stress“, she confided to Release on January 14, 2020.

In retracing the route of the champion, the daily is immediately back on his early life difficulties, relying on the powerful testimony of his dad, Victor.

Born on October 25, 1992, Clarisse Agbegnenou has not gone very far from death. Great premature with his twin brother, Aurélien, they arrived with two months ahead of schedule, she had to be resuscitated and spend four weeks in an incubator. But the tests do not stop there since she also had to have surgery to repair a malformation of the kidney. Then followed the coma and the uncertainty of survival. “The doctor wondered whether it was not necessary to disconnect it, was told by his father to Release, as if these delicate weeks of 1992 were yesterday. “Finally, after several attempts, Clarisse is able to breathe by itself. The explosion of joy of the medical corps of the hospital of Rennes, I still remember“, he continued. For him, all this has no doubt contributed to what Clarisse is the fighter that she is today : “It is in response to the hard knocks that she has had at the beginning of his life. Nothing worse can happen to him.

Clarisse Agbegnenou launches for good in judo when she was only 14 years old, by joining Pole Hope of Orleans. This commitment involves cutting the cord with his parents, and, already, his independence. “Clarisse is going on a train on Sunday evening, returning home on the Friday. It takes a lot of guts, to 14 years of age. When his school results were not as famous, it was understood, given the energy she spent“, remembered his father.

Today it is installed with its companion, Thomas, with of the Tokyo olympics, the next summer, in the line of sight. Clarisse Agbegnenou do not only think about the sport, but also in his private life. She would like to start a family while coming back on the tatami after : “to Be a mother and continues the judo, it is a possibility.

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