29 year old French Bouldering star Mickael Mawem is the younger brother of Speed climbing star Bassa Mawem. When the two discovered climbing, Mickael and Bassa pushed each other and soon came onto the radar of the French National team.
Although Mickael has been a mainstay of the French Bouldering team for many years, his looks and attitude deceive you into believing he is younger than he is. Maybe it is his dynamic, flowing bouldering style and comfort with modern dynamic movement which tends to more be the domain of the next generation of climbers.
It comes as a surprise to many as well that Mickael has never won or even medaled at an IFSC World Cup. He has however performed exceptionally well in many events, including taking the victory in the 2019 European Bouldering Championships. This along with the social media presence of the brothers “Les Frères Mawem” pages (managed by Mickael) means that Mickael is a well-recognized figure in competition circles.
The biggest highlights of Mickael’s career so far all seemed to come in the second half of 2019. With the aforementioned European Champs victory, and of course the big one, qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics at the Hachioji World Champs.