Athlete Biography

In 1997 Emmie Charayron, who is still trained by her father Philippe Charayron, took part in her first triathlon in Veaux-en-Velin and since then she has won ten national championships in various age categories. E.g. in 2005 she was the French Youth Duathlon Champion (minimes). Since 2006 she has regularly taken part in ITU competitions, since 2007 she has regularly won gold medals and in 2008, at the age of 18, she also started to compete in the Elite class most successfully. In 2009 she not only placed first in the Junior European and the Junior World Championships, but also won medals in Elite European Cups: silver in Quarteira and bronze in Athlone.
The French media often depict Charayron, the 2009 Junior World Champion, and Charlotte Morel, the 2009 and 2010 National U23 Champion, as the rising though rivalling stars to count on in international competitions, not least the Olympics in London 2012. E.g. the leading French magazine Triathlète dedicated its famous double page column called Confrontation to Morel and Charayron in November 2009.
At the first European Cup of the year 2010 in Quarteira, Charayron placed second whilst Morel, still hampered by an injury, finished 22nd. At the World Championship Series triathlon in Madrid, Charayron won the silver medal, whereas Morel did not take part in this race which she had enumerated among her objectifs 2010,[1] and at the U23 World Championship in Budapest Charayron won the bronze medal whereas Morel had to give up after a bike accident due to the torrential rain. At the French Championships in Charleville on 20 June 2010 Morel had won the U23 gold medal and Charayron had to settle for U23 silver.
At the French Championships in Villiers-sur-Loir on 24 September 2011, Morel again won the U23 title whereas Charayron placed second in the U23 ranking and third in the overall ranking.


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