Friday, August 12, International Youth Day Since then, Peace and Sport has launched its “Junior Champions for Peace” club. Monaco Tribune went to meet two of them. Discover the identity of all the young athletes.
Theo Druenne (nation)
He is one of Monaco’s greatest swimming hopefuls. At only 17 years old, Théo Druenne has already taken part in two of the most important international and European competitions. Present in Tokyo during the last Olympic Games, the swimmer from the Principality also took part in the Mediterranean Games last month.
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An already inspiring journey, which prompted Théo Druenne to join the circle of young Junior Champions for Peace. “It is important for us young people to set an example for others. If we can make it, so can they. Sport is watched by a lot of people around the world, so if we can deliver messages at the same time, it’s good for everyone. »
Fiorina Berezovsky (chess)
After having already played in the French championships, the European championships and participated twice in the Chess Olympiad, Fiorina Berezovsky is at fourteen, one of the greatest hopes of the Monegasque club. A member of the Chess Circle of Monte-Carlo, she has now become part of the large Peace and Sport family.
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A role that is close to her heart and that she already proudly endorsed last June, by jointly organizing with Jean-Michel Rapaire, her parents and the Monaco Chess Circle the “Chess for Peace” tournament at the Novotel in Monaco. , with the presence of ten young Ukrainian refugees.
“They liked it very much. The atmosphere was great. It was a place of peace, where everyone could play peacefully. It is important to show peace through sport. In the game, we can fight and compete, but in the end, we are all friends. »
Aliyyah and Yasmeen Koloc (motorsport)
18-year-old Aliyyah and Yasmeen Koloc share their passion for motorsport and both host an orphanage in Uganda.
By joining the Junior Champions for Peace Club, the two sisters want “to be able to spread more positivity to the world and the message that no matter your color, race or gender, you can play sports or whatever you want to do. »
Julian Agliardi (skateboard)
At 12, Franco-American Julian Agliardi has impressive skateboarding skills. Wishing to raise awareness of social problems such as gang violence and delinquency through action sports, the young talent also decided to join the “Junior Champions for Peace” club.
“I’m always on the lookout for positive inspiration and I’m very happy to have been chosen to inspire others as an ambassador for Peace and Sport. »
A member of AS Monaco’s academy, Mamadou Coulibaly (18) is a talented midfielder who has been playing at the club since 2019. Convinced that “sport can be used as a vehicle for acceptance of differences and dialogue between communities”, it will support the actions of Peace and Sport and promote the positive values of sport in Monaco and beyond.