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KOUMBA LARROQUE: The Sensation of French Wrestling

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KOUMBA LARROQUE, a young prodigy of French wrestling, has captured the hearts of fans worldwide with her talent, determination, and impressive journey. Originally from the Paris region, born in Arapajon in 1998, she quickly climbed the ranks to become an iconic figure in her sport.


Early Start and Meteoric Rise

At the age of 9, Koumba discovered her passion for wrestling by following her brothers to training. Quickly, she distinguished herself with her natural talent and unwavering determination. Her exceptional journey began in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, where she won her first international titles in the cadet category, despite her young age.

Her meteoric rise continued when she joined the Font Romeu Hope Center, then the Ceyrat France Center. Under the guidance of Thiery Bourdin, she refined her style and technique, quickly rising among the world's wrestling elite. At just 16, she clinched third place at the Youth Olympic Games, marking the start of an exceptional career.


Dominance on All Fronts

Over the years, Koumba Larroque has multiplied successes on the national and international stage. European champion and junior world champion, she impresses with her versatility and tactical mastery on the mat. In 2021, she secured her coveted qualification for the Tokyo Olympics, realizing a dream come true.

Her thirst for victory knows no bounds. Despite challenges and obstacles in her path, Koumba remains a fierce competitor, ready to do whatever it takes to achieve her goals. In 2023, she added two new world medals to her already impressive record, confirming her status as a dominant force in her weight category.


An Inspirational Model

Beyond her exploits on the mat, Koumba Larroque embodies the spirit of sport and perseverance. Her unwavering determination and commitment make her an inspirational role model for young athletes worldwide. Despite challenges and setbacks, she remains true to her values and continues to push her own limits, thus inspiring an entire generation of athletes.


Koumba Larroque's Achievements:

  • 2023: Bronze Medal at the World Championships in Belgrade in the women's freestyle wrestling under 68 kg category

  • 2023: Bronze Medal at the European Championships in Zagreb in the women's freestyle wrestling under 68 kg category

  • 2021: Gold Medal at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament in Budapest

  • 2020: 13th position at the Tokyo Olympics in the women's freestyle wrestling under 68 kg category

  • 2018: Silver Medal at the European Championships in Kaspisk in the women's freestyle wrestling under 68 kg category

  • 2018: Silver Medal at the World Championships in Budapest in the women's freestyle wrestling under 68 kg category

  • 2017: Bronze Medal at the World Championships in Paris in the women's freestyle wrestling under 68 kg category

  • 2014: Silver Medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in the women's freestyle wrestling under 62 kg category



Koumba Larroque embodies the best of French wrestling and is ready to write a new page of history at the Paris 2024 Olympics. Her inspiring journey and continuous successes make her a true legend in the making.


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