A committed ambassador

The encounter

Invited to Liryc Institute to share his experience as a high-level athlete during a public conference on the issue of sport and sudden cardiac death on the occasion of the last World Heart Day, Jean Galfione was struck by the major consequences of heart rhythm disorders. Convinced by the need to find solutions quickly, and won over by the determination of the Institute’s researchers in the fight against these diseases, he decided to get involved in this fight alongside the doctors and researchers of Liryc Institute.

The navigator commits his profile, as well as that of his backer Serenis Consulting, within the framework of their sailing projects, to carry the cause together, loud and clear.

Sharing common values of perseverance and passion for work, the Liryc Institute is happy to count on Jean Galfione as its first ambassador.

About Jean Galfione

Jean Galfione is a French athlete, specializing in pole vaulting, who now commits himself to sailing.

In 1996, during the Olympic Games in Atlanta, United States, he became Olympic pole vault champion by clearing a bar at 5.92 m, a new Olympic record. The first Frenchman to cross the six-meter bar on March 6, 1999, when he won the World Indoor Championships in Maebashi, Japan, he held the French outdoor record from 1993 to 2009.

Since 2005, Jean Galfione has devoted himself to sailing. He is now the skipper of Team Serenis Consulting and participated in the Route du Rhum in 2014, 2018 and 2022, as well as the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2021.

Discover the story of Jean Galfione and Liryc in pictures

Jean Galfione latest update…

On November 6, 2022, Jean Galfione started on the Route du Rhum, the most famous single-handed transatlantic race, aboard his Class 40 in the colours of Liryc Institute.

Web-series Jean Galfione meets…

As part of a web-series, Jean Galfione meets the doctors and researchers of Liryc Institute.


Juliette a été victime d’une mort subite cardiaque provoquée par un dysfonctionnement de son coeur. Grâce aux découvertes et aux innovations scientifiques de l’Institut Liryc, elle a pu être sauvée. Ne laissons pas les maladies du rythme cardiaque emporter des vies.

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