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The emotion of the judo world after the death of Constable Mélanie Lemée


Teddy Riner and Clarisse Agbegnenou expressed their condolences to the family of the young woman, who was killed during a traffic stop on Saturday evening. 

A young gendarme died Saturday evening in Port-Sainte-Marie (Lot-et-Garonne) after being violently struck by a vehicle that the police were trying to stop after several refusals to comply. Mélanie Lemée, 25, from Orne, Normandy, was hit head-on by a car trying to bypass an interception device placed on the RD813, about twenty kilometers west of Agen .

A drama which obviously made react the new Prime Minister, Jean Castex, but also everyone of the hexagonal judo since the young woman also shone on the tatami mats. "She was a great sportswoman, with many qualities," recalls Frédéric Lemars, his judo teacher at Ferté-Macé then in the Judo 61 Alliance interviewed by France Bleu . “She climbed onto the podiums of several national championships, she joined the INSEP in Paris then turned to the police after a knee injury. But she was French military champion in 2019 and world (bronze) medalist in 2016. "

Thoughts for Mélanie Lemée, her family and loved ones
Young judokate and gendarme, she died yesterday in the exercise of her functions

- Teddy Riner (@teddyriner) July 5, 2020

Teddy Riner quickly paid tribute to him through a message on his Twitter account where he shared his "thoughts Mélanie Lemée, her family and loved ones." Four-time world champion, Clarisse Agbegnenou also spoke of the disappearance of her "sister in arms." I offer my condolences to his family and loved ones. ” A kitty has been set up on the Leetchi platform in support of the family. It has already collected more than 6,000 euros this Monday morning.  

One of my sisters-in-arms left us too early because of a driver. I offer my condolences to his family, loved ones / @ Gendarmerie. Please, during this period of departure on vacation, respect the highway code and living together

- AGBÉGNÉNOU Clarisse (@ Gnougnou25) July 5, 2020

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