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Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
Place of BirthLe Lamentin, MTQ
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
T37, F37
Further Personal Information
Joinville-le-Pont, FRA
English, French
Higher education
Information Technology, Literature Studies - UEROS Martinique: Martinique
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age six. She got involved in Para athletics following her stroke in 2008.
Why this sport?
She was an able-bodied athlete before her stroke. "I love athletics more than any other sport and I love winning."
Club / Team
Foyal Club Handisport : Fort-de-France, MTQ
Name of coach
Georges Maisetti [national], FRA; Sylvie Talmant [national], FRA
Training Regime
She trains at the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
European Championships
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Didy (Instagram profile, 23 Jan 2020)
Shopping, fashion. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T37 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and claiming silver in the same event at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her mother, her family, and coach Georges Maisetti. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
French sprinter Marie-Jose Perec. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
She competed at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with an ankle injury. (Instagram profile, 23 Jan 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give it all." (, 13 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2017 Best Athlete of the Year by Martinique's Regional Olympic and Sport Committee. (, 04 Feb 2018)

In 2013 she received a French Legion of Honour medal in recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 10 Oct 2015)
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 23 Jan 2020)
She had a stroke in 2008, which affected the right side of her body. "I was three weeks in coma. I had to learn again how to speak. I couldn't even say mum and dad." (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018;, 12 Jun 2018; Instagram profile, 23 Jan 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 100m T37 14.08
Round 1 2012 400m T37 1:16.29
2 2016 100m T37 13.45
5 2016 400m T37 1:06.09
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 200m T37 28.48
1 2013 100m T37 13.72
8 2015 100m T37  DNF
2 2015 400m T37 1:05.55
Heats 2015 200m T37  DNS
2 2017 200m T37 28.04
4 2017 100m T37 13.73
3 2019 100m T37 13.37
  2019 Universal Relay  DSQ
2 2019 200m T37 27.24
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m T37 13.92
2 2014 400m T37 1:08.16
1 2018 100m T37 13.29
1 2018 200m T37 27.86
2 2018 Universal Relay 49.40