From 2021, French athletes should come to train in Reunion for the 2024 Olympic Games. An announcement made by Jean-Louis Prianon, secretary general of the Reunion League of Athletics, on Réunion La1ère.
“Reunion will become the training ground for the French athletics teams”, announcement on Réunion La1ère, this Sunday, December 20, Jean-Louis Prianon. He is the secretary general of the Réunion Island Athletics League, and co-organizer of the international meeting which has been held over the past two days at the Saint-Paul Olympic stadium.
A training center in Reunion?
This meeting was organized in Reunion at the request of the French Athletics Federation. She wanted the world decathlon champion, Kevin Mayer, to be able to achieve his minimums and qualify for the Tokoy Olympics in 2021.
Kevin Mayer who won his ticket for Tokyo yesterday at this international meeting in Reunion. He then explained on Réunion La 1ère that he hoped to see “a training center in Reunion to allow French athletes to come and prepare for it”.
The success of the meeting
The success of this meeting, organized in Saint-Paul, seems to have reinforced the French Athletics Federation in its desire to make our department a key stage in the preparation of the athletes of the French team. “Holding this meeting in the current context was a feat”, says Jean-Louis Prianon.
“We were small within this federation and we have become big thanks to all the Reunionese who respected the barrier gestures, limited the spread of Covi-19 and allowed the holding of this meeting”, remarks the secretary general of the Reunionese Athletics League, and co-organizer of the international meeting.