He had a dream, today it has become a goal. At 23, Aymerick Gally is clearly aiming with the point of his sword at the Tokyo Olympics, postponed from July 23 to August 8, 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For this, he chose to engage with the Beauvais club in early November, after wearing the colors of Rodez. “Beauvais is a club with goals and a young team, of my generation,” explains the swordsman. The coaches are very good, the City and the department also support the club a lot. There is a lot of competition here, in terms of sport. “
These are also reasons of convenience which led the resident of the INSEP for three years to join the Oise. “Beauvais is closer to Paris, and I wanted to have more links with my club, blows the newcomer. It will be easier to be present, especially as I find the family side that I knew in Rodez. “
Aymerick Gally does not hide it: beyond the sporting aspect, his choice also has an emotional dimension. Two of his new teammates, Clément Dorigo and Luidgi Midelton, are his partners in the French team, and also train at INSEP.
A need for change in his career
“They are friends,” says the neo-Beauvaisien. We’re from the same generation, and we started international competitions at about the same time. With Clément, we made three selections for the France team, and we always brought back medals. With Luidgi, we joined the Pôle France de Reims in 2017, we were roommates. I even spent the first confinement at his home, in Guadeloupe. I said to myself : why not do a project together, since we are somewhat the future of French fencing? “
In 2019, the three accomplices also became European Champions for the Under-23 team. Thus surrounded, Gally hopes that the rest of his journey will be crowned with success, and above all make up for lost time in the race for the Games. “The postponement of the Olympics almost arranged me, I was badly embarked, recognizes the person concerned. I have a lot of points to catch up. The confinement allowed me to review my way of doing things. I must show more spontaneity and naturalness, I was too much in perfection, calculation … “
Moreover, his change of club, which may seem somewhat risky on the eve of a nebulous season, contributes to this need for evolution. “It also responds to this desire for spontaneity,” confirms Aymerick Gally. I wanted to start over with something different, and I followed my urge, my instinct, without thinking too much. I am now relying on Beauvais to lead me to the Olympics. “His quest should restart in mid January in Doha (Qatar), for the first of the three remaining World Cups. Unless the health crisis turns the schedule upside down again …
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