Céline Boutier in Pantheon of French sport

In 2023, Céline Boutier won four LPGA tournaments, including the Evian Championship, thus consecrating her as champion of champions of the newspaper L'Équipe among French sportswomen alongside Léon Marchand, swimmer, and two para-sports athletes

by Andrea Gussoni
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Céline Boutier in Pantheon of French sport
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In 2023, Céline Boutier won four LPGA tournaments, including the Evian Championship, thus consecrating her as champion of champions of the newspaper L'Équipe among French sportswomen alongside Léon Marchand, swimmer, and two para-sports athletes.

Céline Boutier, results

Since 1946, the L'Équipe newspaper award has remained an institution in the world of sport and celebrates the athletes who marked the year, according to the group's journalists. For the first time, a female golf player won this Holy Grail, thus making her remarkable entry into the history of French sport.

With humility, the world number 3 mentions: “It is a huge honor to be recognized as the best among other athletes with incredible records”. Céline Boutier is also one of the rare players to have won four victories in one year.

It is thanks to her performances in Florida, Scotland, Malaysia and Evian, where she won the first victory for a French player in a major for 20 years, that the Ile-de-France player was able to convince the public and journalists.

Far in front, she received a maximum of votes. We invite you to discover his portrait and a long interview in the newspaper L'Équipe. With 800 points to her credit, she was able to beat renowned athletes such as the cyclist (mountain biker) Pauline Ferrand-Prévot with 576 points, the judoka Clarisse Agbégnénou with 550 points, as well as the basketball player Marine Johannès and the skier (moguls) Perrine Laffont.

This triumphant year of 2023 earned it the prestigious “RTL sport 2023” prize as well as a documentary produced by ffgolf available on the Federation’s video platform. It should be noted that throughout the history of the Champions of Champions competition, only one golfer has achieved the feat of obtaining this supreme distinction before her. It was Tiger Woods at the end of 2000, marked by his three victories in major tournaments.

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