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“I plunged into the world of swimming very early.”
Mehdy Metella, swimmer
After winning silver in Rio, the French swimmer Mehdy Metella, 24, also the record holder of the 100m butterfly, dives to the heart of his passion, immersing us in the everyday life of a top athlete and revealing his second love: fashion.
Tony Parker’s French coaches were confident that he’d make it to the NBA, but they didn’t realise just how far he’d go. It’s the San Antonio Spurs point guards dedication that has led to a stream of accolades, including four time NBA champion, being named in six NBA All-Star games and he was also once voted quickest player in the NBA. His is a love of the game that we can get behind.
"It took me a long time to adapt… I succeeded in changing my physique."
FREDERIC PAUPERT, PERSONAL TRAINER
Frédéric Paupert started practicing judo when he was eleven, by the time he was in his late teens he became a member of the French team and then vice-champion in the World University Championships. After leaving judo he immediately jumped at the chance to try out triathlons – and through tireless effort made a name for himself as an athlete by becoming an Iron man finisher in 2012, 2013 and 2014. His motto? No pain, no gain, but you need to enjoy it too!
"My coach always told me not to take winning for granted"
JAVIER SOTOMAYOR, TRACK AND FIELD HIGH JUMPER
Cuban Olympic champion high jumper, Javier Sotomayor, has the rare distinction of still holding the world record he set in 1993 in Salamanca, Spain when he cleared eight feet – he’s the only recorded athlete in the world to have done so. He’s won medals across the globe and is still lauded as the best high jumper of all time, with a technique that’s impossible to replicate.