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Handball: Pauletta Foppa, already very big


THEY ARE YOUNG AND DREAM OF GOLD (5/7) - At only 22 years old, the handball player has built an impressive record, including an Olympic title and a European coronation. And that might just be the start.

Despite their age, these talented and ambitious athletes will aim for the heights at the Games in 19 months.

It is well known, in sport, value does not always wait for the number of years.

At only 22 years old, Pauletta Foppa is a magnificent example.

European champion in 2018, gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2021, only Norway deprived her of a formidable triple crown at the world championships by dominating Les Bleues in the final (22-29 ).


The young woman very quickly knew how to impose herself in selection, despite her only 17 spring and 11 months during her first selection, against Denmark.

For a victory (22-20) in Oslo.

A sign of what was to come next.

An extremely rapid rise for the native of Amilly, in the Loiret, given that she only started handball at the age of 10.

But with, immediately, the ambition to impose herself there, as her mother, Stella remembers:

“Handball, it was immediately everything for her.

It was more...

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Source: lefigaro

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