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Amandine Leynaud: "High level sport has been a real school of life for me"


INTERVIEW - In three months, during the Tokyo Games, the goalkeeper of the France team will draw a line on her international career. Before this last big meeting, she tells Figaro how handball has built it.

On May 2, Amandine Leynaud will celebrate her 35th birthday. And this summer, at the end of the Tokyo Olympics, the goalkeeper will draw a line on her international career, which began at the age of 19. It was a November 14, 2005 against Germany. That is to say more than fifteen years spent in a blue jersey that she will have (greatly) contributed to wearing on the roof of the world in 2017. But not only, she who also has a European title in 2018, as well as five other international medals. All he needs is Olympic gold to complete the loop. Even if the important thing is elsewhere for this woman whose charisma goes far beyond the reserve that characterizes her. Meeting with a champion who has always been able to put people as a priority.

Amandine, how do you feel three months before the start of the Olympic Games?

Amandine Leynaud:

Physically, everything is fine.

I was happy to find the France team last week, given that I had missed the previous meeting.

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Source: lefigaro

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