"We want inclusive societies where everyone is recognised and accepted. Together we have already accomplished great things, but other greater things are waiting ahead."
Emmanuelle Assmann has been unanimously re-elected for a second four-year term as President of the French Paralympic and Sports Committee.
The Athens 2004 wheelchair fencing Paralympic bronze medallist thanked the Board of Directors and the NPC’s Members, while reaffirming her determination to develop Para sports across the country.
“I am honoured for the confidence placed in me again and proud to belong to this Movement which, through its commitment, expertise and performance, makes daily contributions to make societies places for everyone,” she said.
“We want inclusive societies where everyone is recognised and accepted. Together we have already accomplished great things, but other greater things are waiting ahead.
“I look forward to providing the most of my energy and passion during this second term, with the will to continue helping grow the Paralympic Movement. It will be a collective effort with all the members of the Board of Directors and the Member Federations.”
Tanguy de la Forest will join her as Secretary General, Frederic Delpy and Marc Truffaut as Vice-Presidents, Jean-Jacques Mulot as Treasurer and Henri Miau as Deputy Secretary General.
Under Assmann’s leadership, France ended fifth in the overall medal table at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics, winning five golds, three silvers and four bronze. Two years later, the French delegation claimed nine golds, five silvers and 14 bronze at the Rio Paralympics, finishing 12th in the medals table.
Full story (in French) is available on the French Paralympic and Sports Committee’s website.