AGBEGNENOU Clarisse

25 Oct 1992
28
Female
RENNES
 
France

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
JUD Judo Women -63 kg 1 Gold Medal
Mixed Team 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Followed by
Nippon Budokan Judo Mat 2
FRA
AGBEGNENOU CAGBEGNENOU Clarisse
10
IPP
CPV
BILLIET SBILLIET Sandrine
0
Finished
Followed by
Nippon Budokan Judo Mat 2
FRA
AGBEGNENOU CAGBEGNENOU Clarisse
1
WAZ
NED
FRANSSEN JFRANSSEN Juul
0s1
Finished
Followed by
Nippon Budokan Judo Mat 1
FRA
AGBEGNENOU CAGBEGNENOU Clarisse
1
WAZ
CAN
BEAUCHEMIN-PINARDBEAUCHEMIN-PINARD Catherine
0
Finished
Followed by
Nippon Budokan Judo Mat 1
FRA
AGBEGNENOU CAGBEGNENOU Clarisse
1s1
WAZ
SLO
TRSTENJAK TTRSTENJAK Tina
0s2
Finished
Followed by
Nippon Budokan Judo Mat 2
FRA
France
4
ISR
Israel
3
Finished
Followed by
Nippon Budokan Judo Mat 2
FRA
France
4
NED
Netherlands
0
Finished
Followed by
Nippon Budokan Judo Mat 1
JPN
Japan
1
FRA
France
4
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocation-63 kg
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA2

World Championships
YearLocation-63 kgTeam X
2021Budapest, HUN1-
2019Tokyo, JPN1-
2018Baku, AZE12
2017Budapest, HUN13
2015Astana, KAZ27
2014Chelyabinsk, RUS11
2013Rio de Janeiro, BRA23
2011Paris, FRA17-
2010Tokyo, JPN33-

European Championships
YearLocation-63 kg
2020Prague, CZE1
2019Minsk, BLR1
2018Tel Aviv, ISR1
2017Warsaw, POL5

World Masters
YearLocation-63 kg
2021Doha, QAT1
2019Qingdao, CHN2
2018Guangzhou, CHN1
2017St. Petersburg, RUS3

Grand Slam - Tally of rank achieved per season and event since 2017
YearEvent1st2nd3rd5th7th9th16th17th30th-33rd
2020-63 kg1x--------
2019-63 kg1x--------
2018-63 kg1x--------
2017-63 kg-1x-------

Grand Prix - Tally of rank achieved per season and event since 2017
YearEvent1st2nd3rd5th7th8th9th10th15th-33rd
2018-63 kg1x--------
2017-63 kg1x--------

World Cup - Tally of rank achieved per season and event since 2017
YearEvent1st2nd3rd4rd5th7th8th9th10th15th-33rd
2017-63 kg1x---------

Grand Slam, Grand Prix & World Cup - Ten best performances since 2017
RankYearEventCompetitionLocation
12020-63 kgGrand SlamParis, FRA
12019-63 kgGrand SlamParis, FRA
12018-63 kgGrand SlamParis, FRA
12018-63 kgGrand PrixTbilisi, GEO
12017-63 kgWorld CupBucharest, ROU
12017-63 kgGrand PrixDusseldorf, GER
22017-63 kgGrand SlamParis, FRA
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Listening to music, sport. (Facebook page, 28 Jun 2020)
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Athlete, Police Officer
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French
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Red Star Club [Champigny-sur-Marne, FRA]
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Larbi Benboudaoud [national], FRA
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Her father is Togo-born French scientist and inventor Victor Agbegnenou. (rfi.fr, 29 Aug 2014; aljazeera.com, 20 Dec 2014)
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She began judo at age 10. (NOC Media Guide, 2016)
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"At school I was always hyperactive. A teacher recommended I try judo to learn to control myself. I followed his advice and joined the judo club in Asnieres. I had a bit of trouble in the beginning, but after two years I got my orange belt and that's where it all started." (clarisseagbegnenou.com, 14 Sep 2011)
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To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She also aspires to work as a life coach following her retirement from judo. "I would like to be alongside people, helping them throughout their lives, as well as athletes, employees and children who are a little bit lost and who might need to be oriented." (leparisien.fr, 03 Jan 2019)
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She trains at the National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France. (ouest-france.fr, 20 Feb 2019)
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"Impossible is nothing." (Instagram profile, 10 Mar 2019)
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In 2019 she was the recipient of the Alexis Vastine Award from the French Army. (sports.defense.gouv.fr, 31 Oct 2019)

In 2019 she was a recipient of several acknowledgements from French media. She was named Champion of Champions by sports newspaper L'Equipe for the second time in a row. The radio network RTL named her Sport Champion as the best sporting representative of the year. The BFM media group and RMC radio station named her French Sport Champion of the Year. She was also named Best Sportsperson of the Year by TV channels 'Tout le Sport' and 'Canal Sport Plus'. (ffjudo.com, 02 Jan 2020)

She was named the 2018 Athlete of the Year of the city of Rennes, France. (judo-bretagne.bzh, 01 Feb 2019)

In 2018 she was named Champion of the Year by the French newspaper Ouest-France. (ouest-france.fr, 30 Dec 2018; lessor.org, 26 Dec 2018)

General Interest

General
RIO REDEMPTION
She says she was disappointed to leave the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with the silver medal, and is using her disappointment to focus her attention on going one step further and winning gold at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. "I was so much expecting the gold medal that I have never accepted this one [silver]. It is hidden somewhere in my house. I never see it. It's like if I had lost it. I rather say that I am a multiple world champion than I am an Olympic silver medallist. It's a shame, isn't it? To forget Rio, I will have inevitably to win [at the 2020 Olympic Games] in Tokyo. I do not do all of this, all this work not to be an Olympic champion one day." (leparisien.fr, 03 Jan 2019)

OCCUPATION
She is a member of the National Gendarmerie, a national police force in France which also serves as a branch of the French Armed Forces. (sports.defense.gouv.fr, 31 Oct 2019; Twitter profile, 28 Jun 2020)

HERITAGE
Her parents are from the West African country Togo, and she holds dual French and Togolese citizenship. She maintains strong ties to the country, and Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe personally congratulated her after she won the world title in 2014. (clarissesport.com, 29 May 2015)

EARLY LIFE
She was born two months premature alongside twin brother Aurelien. "I was born 'dead'. When I was taken out from my mother I did not breathe, I had to be reanimated because I was dead." After her birth she had kidney surgery and was in a coma for seven days. She has since become an ambassador for a French organisation that helps premature babies and their parents. (TF1 Le JT Facebook page, 09 Mar 2019)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
IPP:
Ippon
WAZ:
Waza-Ari
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