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KAYITARE Clavel
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthKayonza, RWA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F42
Further Personal Information
Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Education Professional
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2000 at age 14 in France.
Why this sport?
"Para athletics is one of the most beautiful sports."
Club / Team
Avia Club Issy-les-Moulineaux: France
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
France
Tournament
World Championship
Location
Lille, FRA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two silver medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coaches. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US sprinter Carl Lewis. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for France at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)

He was France's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (handisport.org, 22 Oct 2015)

In 2004 he received the Order of Merit Medal from the president of France, in recognition of his performance at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (LinkedIn profile, 15 Jul 2018)
Impairment
His village was attacked in 1994 during the Rwandan Civil War. He was transported to France to undergo treatment for his leg injuries. (lepoint.fr, 01 Sep 2012; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
FROM RWANDA TO FRANCE
He fled his native country, Rwanda, at age eight. His parents were killed during the Rwandan Civil War and he sustained a leg injury due to a grenade explosion. (franceolympique.com, 01 Jul 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 100m T42 12.78 
2 2004 200m T42 26.64 
  2008 100m T42  DSQ
4 2008 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 46.68
6 2012 200m T42 26.22
  2012 4 x 100m Relay T42-46  DSQ
5 2012 100m T42 12.73
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2002 100m T42 13.44
4 2002 200m T42 28.48
  2006 100m T42  DSQ
2 2006 200m T42 26.23
3 2006 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 47.23
2 2011 200m T42 26.54
2 2011 100m T42 12.60
7 2013 200m T42 27.10
3 2013 100m T42 12.87
5 2013 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 45.84
8 2015 100m T42 13.82
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m T42 13.08
4 2014 200m T42 28.17
6 2016 100m T42 12.91
2 2018 100m T63 13.42