Noémi Alphonse, world champion in 100m para-athletics, and Anaïs Angeline, vice-world champion in the long jump, were welcomed with great fanfare at Plaisance airport on the evening of Tuesday, May 28.

The Mauritian delegation was cheered to the sound of Sega.

“This gold medal is the reward for all the efforts and sacrifices,” declared Noémie Alphonse to the press.

What's more, it's a great motivation for her in view of the Paralympic Games which will not be long.

Having a world champion in para-athletics, a first in the history of Mauritian sport, highlights, for his part, the responsible minister, Stephan Toussaint.

“The government is doing everything it can to make our athletes shine,” underlines the minister, who says he believes in several medals for the Paralympic Games.

World vice-champion Anaïs Angeline also emphasizes the sacrifices and efforts that high-level sport requires. Next challenge to take on: the Paralympic Games.

Noticed presence of deputies from constituency number 4, Joe Lesjongard, Joanne Tour and Subhasnee Luchmun Roy in Plaisance this Tuesday.

The Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity, Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, was also there.

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