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“Raise awareness with the Paralympic Games”

Tony Estanguet and Dimitri Jozwicki, international disabled sprinter in Paris on Tuesday February 27. SEBASTIEN SORIANO / Le Figaro

ENCOUNTER – The president of Paris 2024 and the para-athlete, 100m specialist, take stock six months before the event.

Before a train to Lille and training in Tourcoing, Dimitri Jozwicki (4th in the 100m at the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games) this Tuesday, shared a time of complicit exchange with Tony Estanguet, the president of Paris 2024. At the 7th floor of Pulse, the building of the Games organizing committee, in Saint-Denis. With a clear view of the Stade de France. To touch the dream with your finger. Six months before the Paralympic Games (August 28-September 8).

LE FIGARO. – Six months before the event, what are the challenges and projects to be carried out ?

Dimitri JOZWICKI. – The goal is there, a few meters away, at the Stade de France. It makes you want. First, I need to get my qualification. This will happen in two stages, the first during the Worlds which will take place at the beginning of May (in Kobe), with the first two places directly qualifying for the Games. If this is not the case, we will have until around mid-July to achieve minimums.

Tony ESTANGUET. – I’m already qualified, but I have a lot of work too…

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