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CHALENCON Anthony
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthÉvian-les-Bains, FRA
Height1.74 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B1
Guide
Brice Ottonello; Alexandre Pouye
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
French
Higher education
Commercial Studies - IUT Annecy: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para Nordic skiing in late 2011.
Why this sport?
He got involved in alpine skiing in 2006 and competed in the sport at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, but was disappointed with his performance. He continued for another year before deciding to switch sports. He considered taking up athletics but concluded he would be more suited to Nordic skiing. "I made the switch because I found Para Nordic skiing more suitable for my disability."
Club / Team
Morzine-Avoriaz Ski Club: France
Name of coach
Vincent Duchene [national], FRA
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His first two guides Lucas Dupperex and Bertrand Hamoumraoui. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French alpine skier Cyprien Richard. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the French government in recognition of his performances at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (nordicmag.info, 11 Apr 2018)
Other sports
He competed in alpine skiing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and in biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (nordicmag.info, 15 Oct 2021)
Impairment
He has had a vision impairment since he was age three. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018; lemessager.fr, 18 Jun 2009)
Other information
SHOOTING FOCUS
In 2021 he said he had been aiming to improve his shooting for biathlon by placing greater emphasis on mental preparation. "I have worked a lot on mental training to take some pressure off my shooting. I am very demanding with myself. In these two previous years [speaking in 2021] I made a lot of technical progress in shooting that did not translate into competition. We have found solutions to errors that I frequently made when changing positions. I made a lot of progress this summer [2021]." (nordicmag.info, 15 Oct 2021)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied physiotherapy at university in Lyon, France. (cpsf.france-paralympique.fr, 28 Jan 2016)

OTHER ROLES
He has served as a member of the athletes' council of the French Federation of Sports for People with an Impairment. (handisport.org, 15 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para alpine skiing
Rank Year Event Result
  2010 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
  2010 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
11 2018 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 27:02.5
5 2018 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 47:57.3
3 2018 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 52:53.6
9 2022 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 21:56.4
9 2022 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 49:07.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 59:25.1
1 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 22:46.6
4 2022 Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired 3:47.2
4 2022 12.5km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 38:55.8
2 2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 28:30.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
13 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 22:50.7
7 2014/2015 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:55.9
5 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 33:57.7
7 2016/2017 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:40.4
3 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 20:37.2
3 2018/2019 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 45:21.0
11 2018/2019 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 27:24.6
4 2018/2019 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 48:57.7
17 2021/2022 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 21:53.1
14 2021/2022 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 37:37.2
11 2021/2022 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 42:28.7
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014/2015 20km - Visually Impaired 48:59.0
12 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
1 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 27:10.6
1 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 23:55.9
5 2016/2017 10km - Visually Impaired 23:18.8
3 2018/2019 10km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 29:28.2
2 2018/2019 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:00.8
6 2018/2019 20km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 1:10:25.3
4 2021/2022 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 44:26.2
14 2021/2022 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
2 2021/2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 25:28.7