"Bring two gold medals"
Do you know what day that will compete in the event Shot Accuracy?
Not the National Technical Department has scheduled training sessions soon to Bruno and me. I guess our form and our results will decide who will compete for marksmanship.
I approach it like in 2012, that is to say that I know that I am honored to be chosen and I give the best to be world champion. But I also know that Bruno Le Boursicaud being double title, if it is designated that will not cause me any problems. Bruno is the player who has known me for the longest time because I grew up not far from his hometown, he played with my father for years, and we respect what we want is that France back two medals gold.
In addition to victory Andrezieux you won 4 Championships qualifiers France Individual Male, Triplette Seniors, Seniors Doubles and Mixed doubles. We can say that you are in great shape this season?
In these difficult games Andrezieux I shot very well so it's nice because it must take two days. In my Championships as sincerely I made good weekends. Period Championships has also been long since I have done it almost in April - May. Now obviously the first step is taken but it will be confirmed in France Championships where as always the competition will be fierce.
Have you been to France champion doubles Mixed Doubles and Seniors. Are there was this year for you main goal in these tests?
I have already had occasion to say, to become champion of France head-to-head is a dream! I think a career is an important title. We must get him with his guts, it is alone with oneself, in case of blow must find the resources to go it alone in a bad part boarded. Motivation plays a big role in this race I think, is what leaves me hope even though I came to realize in the past that it's not enough.
But of course, bring a championship of France whatever my club ABC Draguignan would be a great happiness.
As an athlete on the lists of the top-level of the Ministry of Sports, can you tell us what are the benefits you get with this status? And what do you think?
In my case it gives me the right to sixty days of leave per year. To be precise, my employer paid my salary for the days when I travel for bowls and therefore absent from my work. This Professional Integration Agreement is signed between the player, the employer, the FFPJP and the Regional Directorate of Youth, Sports and Social Cohesion. These last two support costs at 2/3 - 1/3.
I know we often hear that the high level players do not work hard, and we play with balls all day. But I can assure you that not. I am an employee of the town of Draguignan, I work with the Mayor's office. Without these leave days that gives me my player status high-level, it would be very difficult for me to meet all my obligations to the competition organizers. Often the Friday afternoon there are tournaments "gentlemen" planned to be and we must take a day off. In addition there is the travel time, we play in the whole of France and we spend a lot of time on the road.
So this device is very important to me and I try to make my results a little by the FFPJP what she made me enjoy by enrolling on the list of top-tier athletes.
"I do not have a character to excess"
You mentioned the image of the champions from the public. Do you realize that the time is much more "media" than it was twenty years ago? What advantages and disadvantages right?
Surely I come at a time when the media and the media are highly developed. Television because I'm obviously recognized all competitions where I'm going, but also in my private life, in the restaurant or on the street. It's new. If I compare it to the great champions there thirty years, it is sure that I have much better luck.
But it also requires us to be very careful and a mastery of us. I do not have a character to have excessive behavior, but you can quickly get caught nowadays. Everyone has a phone that makes camera, people who are on social networks are very numerous. So competition results are known in real time anywhere in France but if something happens in a game or even outside, the whole France is notified in the second.
Your observation reinforces the idea that you are more than ever an example to the younger generations. You assume this role?
Yes and with pleasure. It is true that I am very biased youth, they identify with me. But it does not bother me. I've said to me bowls is a sport, I approach it as such and I am not afraid to be seen. If I want to give children and bocce is great.
I came in from my earliest childhood because my father was champion of France and world champion. I did not have to ask me what I wanted to do as a sport that came naturally.
I can even say that it's nice to see kids who say nice things. It is sometimes criticized as a champion but never by young people or their parents. When they come to me it's always nice to say a word. It would be wrong to complain ...