While she wanted to prepare for the world championships in New Delhi in Russia with quality sparring partners, Estelle Mossely was finally dissuaded by the Minister of Sports, due to the international context.
Estelle Mossely will have to change her plans! The boxer crowned Olympic champion in 2016 will ultimately not prepare for the amateur boxing world championships scheduled for New Delhi in March, on the Moscow side. She wanted to go to the Russian capital with her coach Kamel Hasni in two weeks in order to benefit from “very large infrastructures” (as she confided last week after her victory on points against Anisha Basheel in Paris, during a fight of which she was the promoter) and varied and quality sparring-partners, for an internship financed by her partners. But while the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine (the country from which Mossely’s mother is from) will be commemorated on Friday, the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra strongly dissuaded her, given the international context. . “I am obviously very worried that Estelle Mossely intends to go to train in Russia, confides the minister in the columns of The team this Tuesday. I insisted on dissuading him. We agreed to talk to each other again on Tuesday.
This trip would constitute a real risk-taking that I intend to convince her, for her safety, to avoid. I explained to him that in any case, no executive from any French federation is authorized by the ministry to go to Russia, and this until further notice. I shared this imperative with the president of the French Boxing Federation, who understood it perfectly. Beyond the case of Estelle, in the current circumstances, of course, I can only dissuade any French sportsman from going to Russia, in accordance with the recommendations of the Quai d’Orsay. »
Mossely in India with the other French?
Finally, the two women will not need to speak to each other again this Tuesday, because the 30-year-old boxer has already announced that she was going to “see the other options”. ” I want to prepare as well as possible for the world championships with Kamel Hasni, who was my club coach, before he became national coach. I’m currently on a family vacation and cutting boxing “, she explains to the sports daily.
The president of the French Boxing Federation Dominique Nato affirms for his part that if she wishes, Estelle Mossely will be able to leave from March 3 for New Delhi with the rest of the French delegation, and that she will be assured of being coached by Kamel Hasni, but that she can also decide to go and prepare in another country.