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Rowing: Frenchman Noam Mouelle in the legend of Oxford-Cambridge


PORTRAIT – The 21-year-old student has become the third Frenchman to win the Boat Race, a legendary race on the Thames since its creation in 1829.

After rugby, rowing.

Lately, the French have a knack for winning in England.

Rower Noam Mouelle, 21, won Sunday with Cambridge and against Oxford the Boat Race, a legendary race organized since 1829 between the two prestigious universities.

Before him, only two Frenchmen had triumphed: Bastien Ripoll in the colors of Oxford in 2006, and helmsman François de Rancourt with Cambridge in 1963. Dijonnaise Myriam Goudet also won the women's race twice (2017, 2018), organized since 2015 before the men's race.

A serious advantage

A graduate of the Perreux club in Val-de-Marne, Noam Mouelle arrived in Cambridge last year to pursue a doctorate in particle physics, after four years at Imperial College London.

His presence in the eight of the "Light Blues" is not due to chance.

If he does not have the experience of Bastien Ripoll, finalist at the Athens Olympics in 2004, the young man is part of the French team of…

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Source: lefigaro

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