Comment from the Ambassador
As part of her preparation for the Tokyo Paralympics, Charlotte took part in, and performed well at, several masters and tournaments between end 2019 and beginning 2020.
Charlotte is our French tennis champion for the seventh time in a row. But once again she had to fight to overcome some physical injuries. Covid and the resulting first period of confinement in France were challenging for her training schedule and spirit. In these uncertain times and despite her motivation, in June 2020 Charlotte took the decision to finish her career that same year. She really would have loved to take part in the Tokyo Paralympics, despite there being considerable uncertainty over whether the games will go ahead in 2021. The decision to end her career has been a very difficult one for Charlotte, and we will miss her and her performances. It was an immense pleasure for us to support such a charismatic player and as soon as Covid restrictions are eased, Charlotte will visit our Paris office to provide a fitting end to our collaboration.
Charlotte’s objective is to reach the World Top 8 to be a seeded player at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Charlotte Famin was injured ten years ago and began playing tennis again three years later. She was ranked 15th in the world among wheelchair tennis players when her project was presented to The Comgest Foundation.
The support granted by The Comgest Foundation will allow Charlotte to travel and pay registration fees for the tournaments included in her preparation program for the Paralympic Games. In addition, she takes part in awareness campaigns regarding sport practice with disabilities for young people.
Impact / Main indicators
• Advancement in world ranking: Charlotte now
ranks 9th in doubles wheelchair tennis.
Tennis Club de Riva Bella