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ALQUIER Chrystel
Sport Para athletics, Wheelchair Basketball
NPC France   
GenderWomen
Age40
Place of BirthRodez, FRA
Height1.65 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
T53
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rodez, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-athletics in 2012 at the Stade Rodez Athletisme club in France.
Why this sport?
She met members of the French para-athletics team while competing in wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She was motivated to switch sports following her team's disappointing performance at the Games. "I was motivated to learn and grow. I still have a lot of work to do."
Club / Team
Stade Rodez Athletisme: France
Name of coach
Patrice Combes, FRA
General Interest
Other sports
She represented France in wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Oct 2015; staderodez.athle.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Impairment
Her legs were paralysed in 2002. (eturbonews.com, 06 Feb 2013)
Other information
KILIMANJARO CLIMB
In February 2013 she became the second woman in a wheelchair to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The 11-day trip coincided with her birthday, which she celebrated at 2,700m above sea level. "It was an incredible experience, I am very happy that I made it. Iíve got so many things to say, but today it is enough to say that everything is possible in life. I am here to prove this to the world." (midilibre.fr, 04 Mar 2013; eturbonews.com, 06 Feb 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Basketball
Rank Year Event Result
10 2012 Team