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Eyeru Tesfoam Gebru Chosen as Torchbearer for Paris 2024 Olympics

Eyeru Tesfoam Gebru, a member of the Komugi-Grand Est cycling team, has been selected as one of the torchbearers for the Paris 2024 Olympics. This prestigious honour comes as a result of her outstanding contribution to both the sport of cycling and her community.

The selection process for the torchbearers was extensive, with over 11,000 individuals chosen from across France. Among the 14 torchbearers in Calvados, Eyeru Tesfoam Gebru stood out for her remarkable achievements and dedication to her sport.

The Olympic Flame symbolises the values of respect and fair play in sports, transcending international borders. As it travels through France from Marseille to Paris, it carries a message of peace and unity, heralding the upcoming Olympic Games.

Eyeru Tesfoam Gebru’s selection as a torchbearer is a testament to her diverse background and commitment to excellence. From athletes to artists, each torchbearer embodies the fundamental energies of Paris 2024, including the energy of communities, collectives, and sportsmanship.

On the 30th of May 2024, Eyeru Tesfoam Gebru will proudly carry the Olympic Flame through the streets of Bayeux in Calvados, a city that will also host the Olympic refugee delegation. Her participation in this historic event highlights the universal values of hope, freedom, and unity.

Expressing her gratitude for the opportunity, Eyeru Tesfoam Gebru remarked, “I am honoured to announce that I will be the torchbearer in the Paris 2024 Olympics. For me, it’s a symbol of immense pride and honour to carry the torch, and I am immensely grateful for being selected to participate in this significant event of my career.”

The Komugi team, based in Thonon-les-Bains, is equally proud of Eyeru Tesfoam Gebru’s achievement. As a company dedicated to industrial planning solutions, Komugi recognises the importance of supporting its athletes in their pursuit of excellence.

The Grand Est region, with its rich cultural and historical heritage, has been instrumental in promoting cycling as a sustainable mode of transportation. Through initiatives like the “Plan Vélo,” the region aims to encourage cycling and support the development of female athletes.

Frank Leroy, President of the Grand Est Region, emphasised the region’s commitment to promoting women’s sports and sustainable mobility. He expressed his support for the dynamic Komugi-Grand Est cycling team and wished them success in their upcoming national and international competitions.