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DREUX Virginie
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderWomen
Age32
Place of BirthAngers, FRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Angers, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began running in 2007 after taking part in a cross country event organised by the educational institute she was attending.
Why this sport?
She initially competed in heptathlon and pentathlon but after meeting a French para-athletics coach Frederic Drieu, she began to focus on running.
Club / Team
FFSA Paris: France
Name of coach
Michelle Jan [personal], FRA; Julien Hericourt [national], FRA
Training Regime
She trains two to three times per week.
General Interest
Other sports
She has competed in mountain biking at the French national championships. (ouest-france.fr, 10 Sep 2012)
Impairment
She has an intellectual impairment that is the result of a virus that affected her brain when she was six months old. (ouest-france.fr, 10 Sep 2012)
Other information
LONDON 2012
Although she was not selected to compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she did attend the Games as a spectator to experience the event. (ouest-france.fr, 10 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2013 Long Jump T20 3.94