Sabrina Poignet

Comment from the Ambassador
Isabelle d'Imperio

The Comgest Group, either directly or through The Comgest Foundation, has been supporting Sabrina for the past 14 years, since she began her preparation for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. It is very difficult for disabled athletes to find sponsors to help them live their passion and Sabrina is fully aware that our long-term support is a great chance for her. At the end of 2019 Sabrina was ranked between the 10th and 12th place worldwide, but her fencing activities came to a halt in February 2020 due the spreading pandemic. All international and national competitions are still on hold one year later and it is not yet certain that indoor sports such as fencing will be able to go ahead at the Paralympics in Tokyo later this year


This project will enable Sabrina to travel and pay registration fees for the tournaments included in her preparation program for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Sabrina was a young soldier when she had a serious car accident on a mission in 2002 and had both legs amputated. After more than 20 months of intensive rehabilitation, she joined the Sport Circle of the national institution for the disabled, where she discovered fencing. In 2005, she is selected for the French national team and in 2016, she ranked 12th in the world. In June 2018, Sabrina won gold medals for sabre and epee fencing at the French Championships.

In addition to fencing, Sabrina shares her experience at hospitals for sick children and at nursing schools, as well as at primary, middle and high schools.

Impact / Main indicators

• World ranking
• Qualification for 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

Project sponsors

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