Clarisse Agbegnenou, double Olympic judo champion, will enter the Grévin museum where she will join other big sports stars like Teddy Riner or Cristiano Ronaldo, the Parisian institution announced on Tuesday, September 27.
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The wax figure ofAgbegnenou, flag bearer of the French delegation at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021will be presented to visitors from October 4, the museum said in a statement.
She will be installed in the space dedicated to athletes where she will rub shoulders with former basketball player Tony Parker or ex-biathlete Martin Fourcade.
At 29, Clarisse Agbegnenou has the best record of French women’s judo with five world titles, five European titles and two gold medals won at the Tokyo Games last year.
After a break due to maternity leave, she resumed training this summer for the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Created in 1882 by journalist Arthur Meyer and sculptor Alfred Grévin, the eponymous museum welcomes 700,000 visitors each year.