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18 octobre 2019

The Flying Frenchman is heading to the USA

By Carl Savard
Photo by Martin Holtom

Thibaut Fauconnet just announced that he will be joining the American team as a coach for the upcoming season. Alongside Charles Hamelin, Thibaut Fauconnet was one of the oldest skater still active on the international scene in short track speed skating. His positive attitude allowed him to go through some major bumps during is career and was still battling with the bests in the world on 1000m and 1500m in the last two seasons despite his age. At 34, the Frenchman seizes an opportunity to stay close to his sport without having to fight on the 111m track. 

Fauconnet told L’Équipe that he has signed a contract to be second to USA’s head coach Wilma Boomstra until at least the 2022 Winter Olympics that will be held in China. 

To know more about Fauconnet, you can read or revisit the portrait we published last year. Thibaut Fauconnet: in need of fresh air

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