Wrestling

INSEP works with France’s elite athletes in the three Olympic styles – women’s wrestling, freestyle wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling. Established in 1977, the national wrestling squad is now recognised by the United World Wrestling (UWW) federation as an international teaching and training centre for international athletes.

HEADCOUNT (RESIDENT Sport)

26 ATHLETES

Wrestling

Koumba LARROQUE

Elite

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After having won everything there is to win in the junior categories (world and European champion at junior and U23 level), Koumba Laroque (aged 21) lived up to her reputation as a rising start in French wrestling by winning silver at the senior world and European championships in 2018 in the 68 kg weight class.

Record

    • World silver medallist in 2018 (-68kg)
    • European silver medallist in 2018 (-68kg)

Wrestling

Melonin NOUMONVI

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World silver medallist in 2009 in the 84 kg weight class, gold medallist five years later in 2014 in the 85 kg class and four-time bronze medallist in the European championships, Mélonin Noumonvi (37 years old) has already competed in three Olympiads.

Record

    • World champion in 2014 (-85kg / wrestling greco-roman)
    • World silver medallist in 2009 (-84kg / wrestling greco-roman)
    • 4-time European bronze medallist in 2006, 2007, 2010 (-84kg) and 2013 (-96kg)