Paralympic Games Paris 2024: LVMH and Louis Vuitton are proud to welcome Timothée Adolphe to the LVMH family

Published on 03.19.2024 • 2 minutes
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As part of the partnership between LVMH and Paris 2024, LVMH provides direct support ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 for athletes whose inspiring journeys make them Artisans of All Victories. The Group is proud to announce that Para-athlete sprinter Timothée Adolphe has joined the LVMH family with Louis Vuitton. Timothée, who competes in the T11 category 100-meter and 400-meter events, was 100 meter silver medalist at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 and won the bronze medal in the 100 meter and 400 meter events at the World Para Athletics Championships in Paris in 2023.

This partnership continues the active support that LVMH and its Maisons have for many years provided for high-level sports and the most prestigious international competitions. From the creation of numerous trophies to trunks designed specially to hold them, LVMH Maisons have long been partners to the world of sports, spanning a wide variety of disciplines, including tennis, rugby, basketball, soccer and automobile racing.

Timothée Adolphe figures among the favorites in the 400-meter event this summer in Paris. The vision-impaired athlete discovered Para-athletics at the age of ten following the performance of visually-impaired Paralympian athlete Aladji Bâ at the Sydney Games in 2000. He began training as a sprinter in the 2010s, logging a host of impressive performances and records. After being disqualified at the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016 for stepping on the line and then again at the 2021 Tokyo Games for losing contact with his sighted guide runner, the French sprinter is now single-mindedly focused on his goal of Paralympic gold, the ultimate prize to crown an exceptional career.

Timothée Adolphe will be supported in his quest by LVMH and Louis Vuitton, who are delighted to welcome him as Ambassador and Artisan of All Victories.

Timothée Adolphe is the seventh athlete to join the LVMH family, alongside swimmer Léon Marchand, five-time world champion and record-holder in the 400-meter individual medley, Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos, four-time European champion in artistic gymnastics, fencer Enzo Lefort, gold medalist in team men’s foil fencing at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games and individual men’s foil world champion in 2019 and 2022, Pauline Déroulède, triple champion of France in wheelchair tennis, double Olympic para-cycling medalist Marie Patouillet, and champion rugby player Antoine Dupont.

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