AGILE MOVE: French gymnast Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos has scored a double win forward of the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Dior tapped the 23-year-old athlete as its newest model ambassador, and he or she will even be sponsored by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton forward of the Paris Olympics, the French luxurious home and its guardian group stated Monday.
“Animated by the identical values of audacity, creativity and excellence pricey to Christian Dior, Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos builds on daily basis her dream: that of an Olympic medal in Paris,” stated the group in a press release revealing de Jesus dos Santos’ new function.
Thought-about a headliner of France’s inventive gymnastic group, de Jesus dos Santos is a four-time European champion in her subject and was a finalist on the Tokyo Olympics. Having moved to the U.S., she trains in Houston alongside Olympian and fellow gymnast Simone Biles.
Final week she and her teammates of the French gymnastics group made headlines for profitable a bronze medal on the World Gymnastics Championships, a primary for the nation since 1950.
The Martinique-born athlete strongly contributed to the win when she distinguished herself with a surprising efficiency on the beam through the world contest.
Dior stated in a separate communication that the deal embodied the “passionate hyperlink within the title of excellence” and its need to “encourage the goals and expertise of latest generations.” The home additionally counts British tennis participant Emma Raducanu, South Korean determine skater Yuna Kim and China velocity skater Zhang Hong amongst its ambassadors.
De Jesus dos Santos turns into the second athlete to be sponsored by LVMH, within the wake of swimmer Léon Marchand.
The French group signed on to grow to be a premium associate of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Video games in July, with Antoine Arnault, the group’s head of communication, picture and atmosphere, saying a number of of its homes would play a particular function through the video games.
A cohort of 4 or 5 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will profit from monetary help and privileged introductions to the group’s homes.
The subsequent athlete is anticipated to be revealed on the finish of October.