Paris Mayor Awards Malian Migrant, Mamoudou Gassama The City’s ‘Grand Vermeil’ Medal

Malian migrant Mamoudou  Gassama popularly known as “Spider-Man” has been awarded with the city’s Grand Vermeil medal by Paris’ mayor Anne Hidalgo at the city council room in Paris. The Malian migrant, 22, arrived illegally in France in September 2017 and had been working in the construction industry before his Spider-Man-style climbing. Gassama’s extraordinary feat on May 26 when he…”
Moroti Olatujoye
June 6, 2018 4:33 pm

Malian migrant Mamoudou  Gassama popularly known as “Spider-Man” has been awarded with the city’s Grand Vermeil medal by Paris’ mayor Anne Hidalgo at the city council room in Paris.

The Malian migrant, 22, arrived illegally in France in September 2017 and had been working in the construction industry before his Spider-Man-style climbing.

Gassama’s extraordinary feat on May 26 when he scaled four floors with his bare hands to rescue a child propelled him to global superstardom.

He began a new life as a trainee fireman after signing a contract with the Paris service.

 

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