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French team without pregnant Automne Pavia

4 Jan 2017 12:00


The French team will have to it without Automne Pavia, but it's actually happy news. The Paviator is expecting a baby together with her fiance Ashley McKenzie. Pavia won Olympic Games bronze in 2012 and captured bronze at the 2014 and 2015 World Championships. She won three European titles in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Pavia unveiled her wish that seems to come true. "Ever since I was little I have several dreams.. Among those dreams I had that of becoming a great champion but also having lots of kids... I've spent a lot of years of my life to reach this first dream and today Today I felt the need to cut, to take a break and especially to begin to achieve the following... today I am happy to announce that I will soon be a mom, of course the most beautiful and strongest of all the babies! Ashley and I are the happiest in the world. When I'm back on the tatami mats from now on I will fight for a person in more."
Also future dad Ashley is happy with such start of the year and announced in happiness: "I am going to be a DADDY and this QUEEN is going to be the BEST mummy as she has had three years looking after me."

Helene Receveaux and Lola Benarroche are both in the IJF top 20 and will be highlighting French successes in this category U57kg.

Last week Roy Meyer and his girlfriend got a baby. Happy start of 2017. Who's next?

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  • Automne Pavia (FRA) - Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro (2016, BRA) - © Paco Lozano, Judo y Otros
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  • Ashley McKenzie (GBR) - European Championships Kazan (2016, RUS) - © David Finch,

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