French gymnast Mélanie de Jesus Dos Santos has announced that she is leaving Saint-Etienne to join the United States, where she will be coached by the French coaches of Simone Biles.
Direction the United States for Mélanie Jesus Dos Santos. The 22-year-old French gymnast has announced that she is leaving France to join Houston (Texas). The news was made official in a video, published on the social networks of the French Gymnastics Federation. “I’m going to the United States to train, explains the tricolor gymnast. I came back toINSEP time for fitness. And that’s it, I’m ready to go. Fair the luggage, the papers to do and then there you go. »
Alongside Simone Biles
From mid-April, the Stéphanoise will leave Forez, where she used to train under the direction of Éric Hagard. His next destination: Houston. In Texas, she will be coached by the French Cécile and Laurent Landi. The latter are also in charge of the supervision of the American icon of gymnastics, Simone Biles. Despite difficult Olympic Games and a career on hiatus, the US star remains a model in his discipline. On the other side of the Atlantic, Mélanie de Jesus Dos Santos will have the opportunity to learn and observe, in a different setting.
Direction Paris 2024
“I will come back to France for internships, competitions”, continues the gymnast. “My project is the 2024 Olympic preparation.” At 22, the Habs do not want to miss the big deadline in Paris. As the figurehead of the France team, many hopes are pinned on her, both individually and as a team. In Tokyo, his results had been below his expectations. Sixth on the uneven bars and eleventh in the all-around, Mélanie de Jesus Dos Santos returned without a medal around her neck. In just over two years, the objective is not to end up empty-handed.