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WALICO Marcelin
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age26
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57
Further Personal Information
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2013.
Why this sport?
"It's a way for me to forget my impairment."
Club / Team
Club Athletique Jules Garnier: Nouméa, NCL
Name of coach
Olivier Deniaud [national], FRA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the F57 javelin throw at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Olivier Deniaud. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US boxers Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated above the knee due to an accident. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; 20 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2015 Javelin Throw F57 33.23
13 2015 Shot Put F57 10.17
6 2017 Javelin Throw F57 38.55
9 2019 Javelin Throw F57 36.18
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 Javelin Throw F57 34.56
4 2016 Shot Put F57 10.01
1 2018 Javelin Throw F57 37.05
6 2018 Shot Put F57 10.47