As of her birth on March 5, 2000, Mélanie Johanna de Jesus dos Santos has been competing at the highest levels of artistic gymnastics for France.
M. De Jesus Dos Santos Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
She has won the European floor exercise title twice (in 2018 and 2019) and the balancing beam title once (in 2021).
In addition to her 2017 European Bronze All-Around medal, her 2019 European Silver on the balance beam, and her 2018 European Silver with the French team, she has won a total of five European medals.
In the upcoming Olympic Games in 2020, she competed for France and finished in the top ten in the all-around, as well as sixth on the uneven bars. She has won the French all-around title three years in a row (2017, 2018, and 2019) and this year’s Longines Prize for Elegance.
The First is a Contest.
The Olympic location for the Paris 2024 artistic gymnastics competition is the Bercy Arena, where Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos will be competing at the Internationaux de France on September 24 and 25. This will be her first international tournament since the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
De Jesus dos Santos returned to France after relocating to the United States in May. She has been working with Simone Biles’ instructors Cecile and Laurent Landi since 2017, and now trains at the facility owned by Biles’ family in Texas.
An international transfer of this magnitude was driven by a combination of factors, including the desire to achieve success at the home Games and the desire for a new experience.
Following the Tokyo Olympics, where she was seen as one of France’s biggest gymnastics hopes, she realised she needed to make some adjustments. She placed 11th in the all-around competition and sixth on the uneven bars and in the Team competition.
The 21-year-old gymnast has been doing admirably, but this is difficult to swallow for the four-time European champion (floor in 2018, all-around and floor in 2019, balance beam in 2021).
As I took a step back, I told myself, “Hey, for my first Games, it went really well. However, I was let down because I felt I could have contributed more but didn’t.