Olympic Games: Competed in 2014 and 2018

World Championships: Competed in 2017

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LANGUAGES SPOKEN


French
English

Education/Studies

Economics and Social Sciences Baccalaureate, Lycée du Mont-Blanc (2014); Marketing Techniques Diploma (DUT), (2017) and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Products and Services  Management and Marketing (2020), University Institute of Technology (UIT) Annecy Le Vieux; Master’s degree in General Management, EMLyon (ongoing, until 2022)

Professional activities

Cross-Country Skiing Instructor, Glières Ski School (1 year)

Functions in the field of sport

Member, NOC Togo Athletes’ Commission (2021-present)

I WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO PROMOTING THE ATHLETES’ VOICE

MATHILDE AMIVI PETITJEAN

Why I am running in the IOC Athletes’ Commission election

I’m an unconventional, Franco-Togolese athlete. I started my skiing career before representing my home country of Togo. Back then, my federation did not have the adequate financial and structural resources to support my sporting plans. But with much determination, I realised my Olympic dream. In 2014, I became the first West African female athlete and the first athlete from Togo to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. Without the valuable assistance of the Olympic Movement and private partners like P&G, all of this would have still been a dream. As an Olympic Solidarity scholarship-holder, I know the reality for athletes, and the energy we need to expend to be heard and reach our goals. Today, as a member of my NOC’s Athletes’ Commission, I share my experience and help make athletes’ voices heard on important socio-economic issues in dealings with the highest authorities in my country. This first step has made me want to go further and represent the whole Olympic Movement. “Let’s pool our challenges to realise our Olympic potential and build our future together.”

Original version: French
*Results as of 13 September 2021 and only for disciplines on the Olympic programme