Yannick Noah moved: his heartbreaking secrets about his childhood in C à Vous!

From May 20, platform subscribers Amazon prime video can follow the document, Yannick Noah, the meaning of winning. He came to talk about it on the set of C to you on France 5. The last Frenchman to win Roland-Garros spoke about his childhood, not without emotion.

The opportunity to talk about the American player Arthur Ashe. “He was my hero because the first time I saw him play on TV (…) what shocked me was that he was black”he recalled. “He was elegant, he carried a dignity and a way of being on the pitch that I found so chic”. An idol he was able to meet in a tournament organized in Yaoundé when he was a child and who changed his life. “He spoke about me to the federation. A few years later I was in Nice in sport study”.

At the age of 12, he left Cameroon for the Côte d’Azur. Far from his family, the singer admitted to having experienced difficult times. “All my tears reminded me why I was there”before adding: “I stayed because I wanted to play, to be a good player, I wanted to exist through my racket (…) I was looking for recognition (…) I told myself that if I played well, I was going to be recognized and, unconsciously, we were going, over time, to forget where I came from”declared in front of the team of It’s up to you. “I wanted to be there because I wanted to be a champion”concluded the one who gathered almost all his children and grandchildren in Jamaica for a family stay.

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Adam Javal-Fauconnier

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