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Torch bearers

Prominent figures have been chosen by Bordeaux Métropole, the City of Bordeaux, the City of Libourne and the City of Saint-Émilion to carry the Olympic Torch. These torchbearers are true sources of inspiration through their exploits in various fields. Together, they share a vibrant energy that truly embodies the spirit of Paris 2024: a passion for sport and the Games, the power of teamwork, and the creativity of the dynamic regions that make France shine.

The four Olympic Torch bearers

Justine Dupont, Surfer

Justine Dupont Cortes

Justine Dupont, a surfer from Bordeaux, has made a name for herself since 2019 as the best big wave surfer in the world. She is a versatile sportsperson, a world champion in stand-up paddle and four times runner-up in three different disciplines. Her exploits at the WSL XXL Awards have made her a renowned athlete.

Lou Mechiche, (Para)Surfer

Lou Meriche

Lou Mechiche, 18, from Le Taillan-Médoc, overcame a brain tumour diagnosed at the age of two. Gironde champion in 2019, she is a secondary school student in the up-and-coming category of the surfing section.

Omar Remichi, Breakdancer and Coach

Omar Remichi

Omar Remichi, aka B’Boy Chakal, French champion and world vice-champion with La Smala in 2010, has made a name for himself with titles such as vice-champion for Africa and the Middle-West, top-rock champion in 2012 and 2013, and best European B’Boy at the Eurobattle in Porto in 2012. He is based in Villenave d’Ornon, where he coaches and manages the French breakdancing team in preparation for the Olympic Games. He was also the 2019 Battle of the Year World Champion.

Béatrice Aoustin, para-athlete

Beatrice Aoustin

Four-time reigning French champion in parasport (hammer, shot put, 100m and 4x100m relay), Béatrice Aoustin has made a habit of being successful at national and international events. She even holds the world record for the hammer throw.

6 other prominent figures have been selected to carry the Torch across the region:

  • Michel Andrieux, Olympic rower and coach
  • Chloé Pallaro, Promising athlete in shooting
  • Véronique Girardet, Olympic skeet world champion
  • Guylaine Berger Talochino, Olympic swimmer
  • Anouchka Andre, Football player
  • Josiane Fenasse, Gironde champion