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CIBONE Thierry
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age45
Place of BirthLifou, NCL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35, F34
Further Personal Information
Residence
New Caledonia
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2000.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to overcome my impairment. And I also wanted to discover hew horizons and new environments."
Club / Team
Club Handisport et Sport Adapte de Lifou: New Caledonia
Name of coach
Olivier Deniaud [national], FRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2000
Competing for
France
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Music, fishing. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. Winning a bronze medal at both the 2004 and 2012 Paralympic Games in Athens and London, and winning three gold medals at the 2002 World Championships in Lille, France. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
French footballer Christian Karembeu. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Other information
COACH
He is a member of the French training hub in New Caledonia. Besides being a high performance Para athlete he coaches basketball, table tennis and athletics in Lifou, New Caledonia. (handisport-lemag.org, 01 May 2018; ittfoceania.com, 15 Jun 2017)

BREAK
After a two-year break from sport he returned to international competition in June 2015 at the Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy. (lnc.nc, 11 Jun 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2000 Discus Throw F35 39.67
1 2000 Javelin Throw F35 43.25
1 2000 Shot Put F35 12.27
3 2004 Shot Put F35 13.43 
4 2004 Discus Throw F35 40.22 
3 2004 Javelin Throw F35 41.73 
9 2008 Discus Throw F35-36 41.22
5 2008 Shot Put F35-36 14.03
4 2012 Javelin Throw F33/34 36.20
3 2012 Shot Put F34 12.86
11 2012 Discus Throw F32/33/34 38.22
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 Shot Put F35 14.33
1 2002 Discus Throw F35 41.45
1 2002 Javelin Throw F35 41.07
1 2011 Shot Put F34 11.53
8 2011 Discus Throw F32-34 35.85
1 2011 Javelin Throw F33/34 35.91
4 2015 Javelin Throw F34 24.10
7 2015 Shot Put F34 9.61
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Javelin Throw F34 25.20
2 2018 Shot Put F34 9.75