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Lambert LECLEZIO, French Vaulting athlete.

Name Lambert LECLEZIO
FEI ID 10078231
Gender Male
Date of Birth 05/05/1997
Competing for France - FRA
Registration Vaulting 2024
Last update 13/02/2023
FEI Database

Vaulting 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began vaulting at age 11 in Mauritius.
Why this sport? He took up the sport at his sister's riding club. "Vaulting is to have contact with the horse and I love animals."
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning individual gold at the 2018 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Tryon, NC, United States of America. (, 22 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours He was named Member of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean [MSK] during the 25th anniversary of Mauritius. (, 12 Mar 2017) He was named the 2016 Sportsman of the Year by the Mauritius Sports Council. (, 12 Mar 2017) He was presented with the Rising Star Award at the 2014 International Equestrian Federation [FEI] Awards Gala in Baku, Azerbaijan. (, 14 Dec 2014) He was named the 2012 Most Promising Sportsman of the Year in Mauritius. (, 05 Feb 2013)
Other information RETIREMENT He announced his retirement from the sport following the 2022 World Championships in Herning, Denmark, where he won gold in the men's individual competition. "Vaulting has forever changed my life. It is my turn to pass on my experience and give back to sport, horses and life what they have given me." (, 19 Aug 2022; Instagram profile, 19 Aug 2022) NATIONALITY SWITCH In 2018 he began representing France, having previously competed for Mauritius. (, 31 Aug 2018;, 2018) FEI ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE Leclezio was elected as the FEI Athlete Representative for Vaulting for the term 2022-2026. He therefore sits on both the Vaulting Technical Committee and the Athletes Committee. (FEI, Feb 2023)
Milestones He won Mauritius' first world title in vaulting by claiming gold at the 2016 World Championships in Le Mans, France. He also became the first athlete to represent Mauritius at the World Equestrian Games [WEG] when he competed at the 2014 Games in Normandy, France. He had received support from the International Equestrian Federation [FEI] in order to train and compete in Europe ahead of the event. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Sep 2018;, 23 Aug 2016;, 14 Dec 2014)
Further Personal Information
Residence Saumur, FRA
Languages English, French