Estelle Mossely

By Theodora Papavasileiou


Estelle Mossely was born on August 19, 1992 from a Congolese father and an Ukrainian mother in Créteil in the Paris region.

She started boxing at the age of 12. She discovered it by chance on television. When she was younger, she tried ballet, swimming and figure skating.

Estelle Mossely studied at the Leonard de Vinci engineering school. At the same time with her sporting career, she works in a large company.

Estelle Mossely shares her life with French boxer Tony Yoka with whom she has 2 sons.

She won her first silver medal, in 2014 during the European Amateur Boxing Championships in the lightweight category of under 60 kilos – women’s category, then she won the bronze medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships.

In 2016, Estelle Mossely won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the lightweight category. She thus made history by becoming the first French boxer to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing.

In 2018, she was named ambassador of the campaign against discrimination.

She is a bronze medalist in the lightweight category at the 2023 European Games in Nowy Targ.

Estelle Mossely also wrote a book, “Maman t’ecrit”.

In 2022, she participated in season 4 of the show Mask Singer on TF1. It was hidden under the Bride’s costume.

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