After saving the life of a child, climbing a building at an impressive speed, the young Malian Mamoudou Gassama was entitled to media attention to the honuors worthy of the great heroes. We reveal 8 facts about “the Spider-Man of Paris”.
1- Mamoudou Gassama is from Yaguiné, a village in the Kayes region of western Mali.
2- He is the sixth of a polygamous family of 9 children
3- Mamoudou left Mali in 2013 and joined France in September 2017
4- Like many migrants, Mamadou Gassama was a victim of slavery in Libya. “They abused me, hit me, I only had to eat once a day,” he said in an interview with France24
5- He is the second undocumented to be naturalized for a heroic act after Lassana Bathily, who made a name for himself during the hostage-taking of the Hyper Cacher in 2015
6- After his heroic act, Mamoudou received the Grand Vermeil medal from the City of Paris, the highest distinction of the French capital.
7- Mamoudou benefited from WATI B brand sponsorship for his appearances on television sets.
8- The story of Mamoudou Gassaman inspired a comic entitled “GassaMan”