Clarisse Agbegnenou

Agbegnenou in 2017, photo by StockphotoVideo/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Rennes, Brittany, France

Date of Birth: 25 October, 1992

Ethnicity: Togolese [Akposso]

Clarisse Agbegnenou is a French-Togolese judoka. She won a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in the -63kg category, and was also the flagbearer for France at the opening ceremony.

Clarisse is the daughter of Pauline (Doni) and Victor Kossikouma Agbegnenou, a scientist and researcher, who studied in the USSR before moving to France. Her parents are from the Plateaux Region, Togo. Her father was born in Amoussa, a village close to the Ghanaian border. Her mother is from the village of Agadji. Clarisse holds dual citizenship.

Clarisse’s maternal grandfather was a former football player and the president of the Agadji football club. His father (Clarisse’s great-grandfather) was the king of the city of AtakpamĂ©, Togo.

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