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Official Hydrogen Supporter Air Liquide is supporting athletes ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024

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Air Liquide is supporting six athletes ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. As Official Supporter in hydrogen of renewable origin for Paris 2024, Air Liquide is further strengthening its commitment by providing these athletes with financial support so that they can focus solely on their chosen discipline to have the best chance of qualifying for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Air Liquide’s athlete team now includes six athletes (three women and three men) from three different countries, and competing in five Olympic and Paralympic disciplines:

  • Ezra Frech: para athletics / American
  • Kgothatso Montjane: wheelchair tennis / South African
  • Yohan Peter: wheelchair fencing (épée) / French
  • Margaux Rifkiss: fencing (saber) / French
  • Thibaut Rigaudeau: para triathlon / French
  • Laura Tarantola: rowing / French

The composition of this team of athletes, formed with the support of Air Liquide employees, reflects the values of diversity and inclusion promoted by the Group. Reflecting Air Liquide’s global presence, the six athletes will meet with the Group’s employees in France and internationally over the next few months to share their experiences and take part in events that embody sports values.

Air Liquide shares with these high-level athletes a mindset focused on performance, excellence, teamwork and a strongly-rooted belief that during these Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 “our greatest triumph will be achieved together”.

François Jackow, Air Liquide’s Chief Executive Officer, said

With just a few months to go before Paris 2024 and as a corporate citizen, it was important for Air Liquide to support the athletes who will be competing in the Games. This can only be a meaningful event if athletes from all walks of life and in all sports can take part in the Games with genuine peace of mind. To this end, it is vital that they have the resources and support they need to devote as much time and energy as possible to their sporting activities. Air Liquide teams are standing by their side as they strive to qualify!

Air Liquide and Paris 2024

In June 2023, Air Liquide became the Official Hydrogen Supporter of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 to help reduce the event’s carbon emissions. The Group will provide hydrogen of renewable origin to power several hundred Toyota Mirai cars, part of Paris 2024’s official fleet.

“Pacte Performance”

The French athletes supported by Air Liquide were selected in partnership with the Fondation du Sport Français as part of the Performance Pact. This initiative supports athletes in their journey.

  • Official Hydrogen Supporter Air Liquide is supporting athletes ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024

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