On Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14, the French Savate Boxing Championships took place at the Halle Carpentier in Paris. For two days, the best boxers in the country competed for the national title. Carole-Anne Fournier defended the colors of the French boxing savate of Breteuil in the under 70kg category.
During the first day, Carole-Anne met Marine Bugada, champion of France 2022. Despite a quality match, the boxer from Breteuil lost, but found the energy and resources to win the other matches of the day. She finished second in her group, which opened the doors to the semi-finals.
A semi-final against a monument
The next day, Carole-Anne was facing a monument of discipline, Ilhame Raguig : ten times French champion, twice European champion and four times world champion. The latter was able to thwart all of Carole-Anne’s attempts and attacks to win. “Ilhame Raguig underlined the desire and perseverance of Carole-Anne, who tried her luck until the end of the meeting, but the mountain was too high“Comments Philippe Fournier, president of the Breteuil club.
Carole-Anne finishes this French championship in third place behind Marine Bugada, vice-champion, and Ilhame Raguig who won the national title.
“This championship is a success for Carole-Anne with a very very good third place behind these championsrejoices Philippe Fournier. His work, his ability to question himself and his humility were rewarded by this result.»
Next step, the French team championships
Aged 24, Carole-Anne Fournier has been practicing the discipline since the age of 8. For young people, she was vice-champion of Picardy and Hauts-de-France. She obtained her Technical Silver Glove (black belt equivalent) in 2020 just before covid. Carole-Anne’s sports career has been disrupted by injuries and then by studies, which are a priority for her. In 2021, she obtained her Savate monitor and took care of the children’s section of the club.
Selected in the women’s team of Hauts-de-France, she will participate at the French team championships Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May at Le Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire). His brother Florent Fournier was also selected in the men’s team to defend their title won last season.