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DORIVAL Vincent
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Place of BirthParis, FRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F52
Further Personal Information
Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Firefighter
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2010.
Club / Team
Cercle Sportif de l'Institution Nationale des Invalides [CSINI]: Paris, FRA
Name of coach
Mathieu Defosse [club], FRA; Jean-Baptiste Souche [national], FRA
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching boxing and rugby. (infos.emploipublic.fr, 01 Apr 2015)
Impairment
He was involved in a road accident on 18 April 2011 while working as a firefighter. The accident resulted in tetraplegia. (pompiersparis.fr, 16 Apr 2015; zinfos974.com, 09 Mar 2013; yanous.com, 20 Feb 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He started working in the Paris Firefighters Brigade in 1998. In March 2013 he returned to the brigade in an administrative role. He heads the Expertise Handicap Pompiers mission, which aims to give firefighters a better understanding of people with impairments and has written a booklet on the subject. He holds the rank of sergeant in the service. (pompiersparis.fr, 16 Apr 2015; theatrum-belli.org, 22 Apr 2015; infos.emploipublic.fr, 01 Apr 2015)

OTHER ACTIVITES
He is the founder of the association IFRIP, which helps impaired military personnel make the transition into working for large companies. He is also an advocate for blood donation for the army and firefighting squads. (zinfos974.com, 09 Mar 2013; infos.emploipublic.fr, 01 Apr 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
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