The Elegance of Freedom


Publisher : Actes Sud

221 pages - French


The Elegance of Freedom

« You wear the gold of our hearts around your neck”: this message, among the thousands sent to Kevin Staut on the social media at the end of his first Olympic Games, reflects the emotions aroused by the champion. The young and brilliant French show jumping rider came back without any medal, neither the one announced by teams, neither the one dreamt about as individual but it made the flame of the supporters even brighter.

Why? The purity of his ridding isn’t enough to express the love that surrounds him.

This book invites you to discover it. It’s a road movie in the wake of a champion during a season of competition; an eye fixed on the world of high level professionals; an intimate journey in words and images, towards the rider and his techniques but also the man and his values.

- “The dream : does this word still make sense to you”

-  The day it won’t anymore I’ll stop”


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