Young Reunion Judoka Léa Fontaine Becomes Vice-Champion of France
By Annaëlle Dorressamy
Published on November 20, 2023 at 4:39 p.m., updated November 20, 2023 at 4:53 p.m.
New French Judo Champion Crowned
Anne Fatoumata Mbairo has emerged as the new French judo champion, dethroning the young Reunion Islander Léa Fontaine in Caen over the weekend of November 18 and 19. Although Fontaine lost her title of champion of France, she still managed to secure the position of vice-champion.
Previous Achievements of Léa Fontaine
In November 2022, Léa Fontaine claimed the title of French Senior Judo champion (+78 kg) at the Palais des Sports in Toulon. The talented judoka from Saint-Leu was among the 400 participants in the competition.
In 2021, Fontaine achieved second place at the European Championship held in Lisbon, showcasing her remarkable skills on an international stage.
A Journey in Judo
Léa Fontaine’s journey in judo began at the age of five. After exploring swimming, she found her passion in judo. She then joined the hope center in Reunion and later spent a year in Strasbourg before moving to Insep in Paris four years ago.