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DUBOIS Thomas
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthMont-de-Marsan, FRA
Height1.72 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B1
Guide
Bastien Sauvage
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age five.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport while on holiday with his family in Annecy, France. "I like it because I feel good in nature."
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
France
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (nordicmag.info, 11 May 2020)
Most influential person in career
Sports official Claude Terraz. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French judoka Teddy Riner. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I have never accepted my impairment preventing me from doing what others do." (bigorremag.fr, 18 Jun 2018)
Impairment
He became legally blind in 2006 as the result of visual condition named retinoschisis. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018; handisport.org, 17 Feb 2017; ledauphine.com, 03 Jun 2014)
Other information
CAREER ON HOLD
In 2020 he decided to put his sporting career on hold in order to focus on his physiotherapy studies in Lyon, France. "I don't want to close the door just yet. What is certain is that I would like to finish my studies and that should take four years." (Facebook page, 01 May 2020; nordicmag.info, 11 May 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
13 2018 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 27:21.3
11 2018 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 57:49.3
9 2018 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 55:58.0
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 4:40.37
10 2018 10km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 31:22.9
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
13 2018/2019 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 29:17.0
8 2018/2019 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 55:45.6
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
12 2018/2019 10km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 33:48.2
10 2018/2019 Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired