Winter Olmpics 2018: Perrine Laffont Crowned Olympic Champion, Ariège and Pyrenees at the Top

Winter Olympics 2018
Perrine Laffont wins the Olympic gold medal in winter Olympics, Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Ariégeoise Perrine Laffont is the pride of the Pyrenees winning an Olympic gold medal in skiing, Sunday 11th February at the Winter Olympics, in South Korea.

Ariège, acrobatic skier prodigy Monts d’Olmes, won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang in South Korea, Sunday 11th February, 2018.

Asked a month before the start of the competition, Perrine Laffont had only one idea in mind: “A podium”. Goal achieved for the one who was world champion in parallel in 2017.

Perrine Laffont opens the medal count

The 19-year- old skier finished First in the women’s ski final with a score of 78.65 points , just ahead of a Canadian. She is the first French woman to win a medal in the Olympics. Other regional step and major favorite,  Martin Fourcade himself has failed, finishing just 8th in the sprint biathlon.

At the microphone of France Televisions, Perrine Laffont, exhausted, still had trouble believing in his victory:

“I am so tired, and in addition it snows, that’s it I am Olympic champion.  I dreamed so many times of this podium, this victory … (…). I’m exhausted, when they announced that I was Olympic champion , I had a hard time believing it. I need a good night’s sleep, but I am proud to bring this medal back to France.”

Relive in pictures the moment when  Perrine Laffont gets on the podium:

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