University athletes excel at the Tokyo Olympic games

The high-level student athletes of the University of Bordeaux made their mark at the Tokyo Games, with two medals for Lucas Mazur in para-badminton and other great performances!

  • 14/09/2021

Lucas Mazur, gold and silver medalist

With his sights set on Olympic gold in para-badminton to complete his world titles in 2017 and 2019, Lucas Mazurfulfilled his dream at the Tokyo Games. He took his place on the top of the podium on September 5th 2021, after a combative final which saw him lose the first set to his opponent. Despite a difficult semi-final, the champion’s determination drove him to ultimate victory. On the same day, he also picked up the silver medal in mixed doubles with Faustine Noël, thus accomplishing the highly ambitious goals he had set himself.

A student in Business and Administrative Management at the Bordeaux Institute of Technology, Lucas Mazur has been able to reconcile his athletic career and his studies thanks to the support of the Phase service.

A host of outstanding performances

In early August, all eyes were on Gabriel Tual. The only French athlete to reach the 800m final, after beating his personal record in a nail-biting semi-final, the Physics student came in 7th and is already setting his sights on the Paris 2024 Games.

In Rugby Sevens, Camille Grassineau, former STAPS [Sciences and Techniques of Physical and Sport Activities] student at the University of Bordeaux, played for the team which came away with the silver medal, in a remarkable performance, after the sixth place obtained at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games!

Lastly, in rowing, the bronze medal went to the mixed coxed four team with coxswain Romain le Barreau, a graduate in Pharmacy at the University of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux University supports high-level sport

These performances were supported by the Sports department and the PHASE service, which enable high-level student athletes to avail of special exam and class arrangements in order to reconcile their intensive physical training with their academic studies. The programs have proven their success on a national and international level.