Romain Cannone: “I see all the athletes struggling”

Romain Cannone (Olympic champion and world epee champion): “You just have to go to Insep. We are among the best athletes to prepare for the Games, the best hopes. Many continue to study because they know that they are not going to make a living from their sport and that you have to have security on the side. It was my case until before the Games, before Tokyo. Today, I am lucky to have a job arranged and to have a sponsor. That's enough for me but I don't earn a big salary like a tennis player or a golf player or a soccer player. If I can have an additional sponsor, I would be happy. But I see all the people who struggle, the athletes who sometimes come from disadvantaged neighborhoods, who may have less means and often, the best sponsors in these cases are the parents. »

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