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Black notebook: Windsurfer Lise Vidal is dead

Former double European champion and vice-world champion in funboarding, windsurfer Lise Vidal died at the age of 43 from the consequences of a brain hemorrhage.

The French sail is in mourning. Through a press release, the French Sailing Federation (FFVoile) has confirmed the death of former windsurfer Lise Vidal at the age of 43. Member of the French windsurfing team between 1999 and 2007, the native of Marseilles will have known for main feat of arms two titles of European champion of Mistral OD in 1999 and 2004 but also a place of vice-world champion of funboard in 2011, shortly before putting an end to her sports career. Nevertheless, if she had left the competition behind her, Lise Vidal was keen to pass on her passion and her experience to future generations. To this end, she had integrated the FFVoile in the role of National Technical Framework in order to take care of the generation able to shine during the sailing events of the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, which will take place in his city.

If the FFVoile only communicated this Sunday, the death of Lise Vidal occurred this Friday following a cerebral hemorrhage. Third in the Mistral OD World Championships in 1999, she also took part in the Sydney Olympics the following year with a ninth place final. At the end of her career, Lise Vidal had also supported the fight against violence in sport in all its forms. In addition, each year she supervised a 100% female internship organized by the federation in order to identify future talents. ” So it’s a whole generation that has lost one of its guardian angels, said the French Sailing Federation in its press release. His passion, his smile, his kindness will be missed by all but his legacy will last. with the many talents that will shine on international waters in the years to come. »

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