Charline Picon, Olympic RS:X windsurfing champion
In Rio, Charline Picon entered the history books of Olympic sailing with a gold medal win. She gave France the third gold medal in the discipline after Faustine Merret in Athens in 2004 and Franck David in Barcelona in 1992.
The 31-year-old 2014 World Cup champion and triple European champion fought all the way to the end. Fifth on the eve of the Medal Race, Charline left it all out on the course to make up for her London Games where she finished in only eighth place. After a difficult 2016, the best possible reward was to take a medal. And now she's done it. Announced as a favorite with a great chance of getting on the podium, Charline didn't disappoint, winning France's third Olympic gold in the "RS:X Windsurfing" discipline.
Today, she says she feels proud and emotional and has a great feeling of accomplishment. For the next stage of her career, her main aim is to "make the most of it" and share her victory with the young sailors in her club (La Tremblade watersports club) so that others can discover the sport.
Julbo is proud to work alongside the French Sailing Federation and congratulates its latest champion.