Jacques was born and raised in Saint Jean d’Aulps. This native of the Portes du Soleil started out as an alpine skier before becoming passionate about biathlon, following in the footsteps of his role model Martin Fourcade whose exceptional performances fascinated him. This young man of 20 years old with an overflowing enthusiasm has all the qualities required to become a great champion.
In 2011, he joined Les Gets Ski Compétition and quickly won several podiums in departmental races and a 3rd place overall in the French Under 14 Championship in January 2016.
Beyond the physical and mental skills that requires biathlon, Jacques loves the excitement and atmosphere that surrounds this sport.
“Biathlon is THE sport par excellence that offers entertainment and thrills. Each shot ignites the public. Not to mention the many turnarounds that keep the suspense going until the end… It’s incredible! “
In 2017, he joined the Mont Blanc Regional Ski Committee, a structure that allows me to combine skiing and school work. Reflective, he pursues his studies in digital business and development while dreaming of podiums in a demanding sport, whose image fits him perfectly.
Since his selection for the French junior team, Jacques has not stopped progressing. In 2022, he won the gold medal at the European Junior Championships in Pokljuka (Slovenia) in the mixed relay, alongside Jeanne Richard, also an ambassador for Les Gets, and was world champion in the junior men’s relay in Soldier Hollow (U.S.A.).
As far as hobbies are concerned, Jacques is not short of activities. In the summer, he does summer swimming in natural pools and cross-country on his native land. He is also part of a music group, the Saint Jean d’Aulps brass band, with whom he performs at festivals and concerts… On the track or on stage, Jacques is a real showman!
- U22 French Summer Championships: a title and a second place in the pursuit
- A title in the mixed relay at the European Championships and a title in the men’s relay
at the World Championships
- Leader of the general ranking of the French Biathlon Cup U22/senior, with 8 podiums
- Two victories in the French Cup in the U19 category
- 1st participation in the Biathlon Junior World Championships (top 20)
- Vice-Champion of France U19 Mass Start
- 2 Grand Prix
- 13 Samse National Tour
- 4 National Summer Tour
- 7th of the general classification of the Samse National Tour Biathlon U19
- 2nd U19 in the sprint – French U19 champion in the pursuit
- 2nd U16 at the national cross-country skiing circuit
- 2nd in the relay at the European Championships in Italy