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:
Perrine Laffont dorée ! La plus haute marche du podium et la première cérémonie pour le clan tricolore. Bravo Perrine. Les Jeux sont pleinement lancés pour la délégation française #PyeongChang2018 #SkiAcrobatique #Laffont pic.twitter.com/X5hzSCiCE8
— France tv sport (@francetvsport) February 11, 2018