Nanjing – “Chat with Champions”

August 22, 2014
“Chat with Champions” are taking place in the Nanjing Youth Olympic Village .
The first three Athlete Role Models in attendance were French judo athlete Lucie Decosse, Australian swimmer Patrick Murphy and Canadian rugby player Heather Moyse.

Chat with Champions offers a communication platform whereby young athletes can meet the champions for face-to-face interactions, discuss with them on sport career and plan for life after sport. It also represents an opportunity for young athletes to learn from the world champions.

The site for Chat with Champions can hold 400 people. At every session there is a 30 minutes for questions, with simultaneous interpretation in Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian to guarantee smooth communication.

Profiles:
Lucie Decosse
As a star on the French National Judo Team, Lucie Decosse rose to prominence as the gold medalist at the World Juniors Judo Championships in 1998. Since then, Decosse kept up her excellent performance in world judo events. She grabbed almost all the championships of world judo events since she won the first place in the European Championships (63kg) in 2002. So far, she has won 9 world championships, a record hard to be broken by other judo players in the 63kg class.

Heather Moyse
Heather Moyse is an all-round athlete who plays rugby, football, basketball, cycling, as well as bobsleigh for the Olympic Winter Games. She even excels at Rugby Sevens, a new addition to the Olympic Sport Programme in Rio 2016. She is not only a top rugby player for Canada but also an A-list bobsleigh athlete. Together with her partner Kaillie Humphries, the pair won the gold medals in Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014.

Patrick Murphy
Born in Albury, a remote town in New South Wales, Australia, Patrick Murphy came to the forefront by winning the 18th place in the Men’s 200m backstroke at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. He took the bronze medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay and reached the semi-finals of 200m backstroke of the World Championships in 2005. Two years later, he won the silver medal for the 4x200m freestyle relay and entered the semi-finals for the 200m backstroke and 200m freestyle events. Alexander Popov and Daniel Kowalski are his childhood idols. As a child, Murphy enjoyed sleeping, eating, watching TV, movies, shopping, horse riding, walking on beaches and idling with friends.

 

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