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ROSIQUE Romain
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthStrasbourg, FRA
Height1.78 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cran-Gevrier, FRA
Occupation
Gardener
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Humanities
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-Nordic skiing during the 2005/06 northern hemisphere winter season.
Why this sport?
Before his accident he was involved in extreme sports like free ride snowboarding, surfing, alpine skiing and hiking. "In cross country skiing, I find all those things I did before. It allows me a certain amount of autonomy, which is the first thing you miss when you find yourself paralysed and in a wheelchair."
Club / Team
Handisport Annecien: Annecy, FRA
Name of coach
Benoit Gilly [national], FRA; Stephane Passeron, FRA; David Julien, FRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
France
General Interest
Hobbies
Riding his wheelchair in skateparks. (vivrefm.com, 23 Nov 2012)
Most influential person in career
French Nordic ski coaches Stephane Passeron, Claude Terraz and Alain Marguerettaz. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
French free climbers Patrick Edlinger and Patrick Berthault, Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebrselassie. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in cross-country skiing and biathlon. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Feb 2014)
Impairment
A snowboarding accident in 2003 resulted in paraplegia. (sport365.fr, 15 Mar 2010; Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Other information
HISTORIC SKATEPARK OPENING
In November 2012 he was invited to officially open France's first skate park featuring sections dedicated specifically to persons with reduced mobility, at the Bois-le-Roi sports centre. He performed a demonstration on the park in his wheelchair, alongside other skateboarders, BMX riders and rollerbladers. (vivrefm.com, 23 Nov 2012)

OCCUPATION
He is a botanist and professional gardener. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014; Facebook profile, 17 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
11 2010 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting  
13 2010 12.5km Individual - Sitting 49:26.7
16 2014 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 26:01.9
14 2014 15km Individual - Sitting 51:25.8
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
12 2010 15km - Sitting 46:44.9
18 2010 10km - Sitting 32:04.7
35 2010 1km Sprint - Sitting  
Qualification 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 2:43.26
13 2014 10km - Sitting 36:01.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
14 2008/2009 3km Pursuit - Sitting  
5 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Sitting 52:26.1
5 2010/2011 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting 12:16.0
7 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 22:44.1
11 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Sitting 37:37.4
14 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 26:36.9
14 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Sitting 41:59.7
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
13 2008/2009 15km - Sitting LW10-12 52:40.7
16 2008/2009 10km - Sitting LW10-12 37:31.4
18 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW10-12  
10 2010/2011 10km - Sitting 26:07.4
  2010/2011 15km - Sitting  DNS
5 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Sitting  
5 2010/2011 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 48:48.1
9 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Sitting  
13 2012/2013 15km - Sitting 44:50.7
5 2012/2013 10km - Sitting 26:13.0