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BLACHER Raphael
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthKandy, SRI
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
T35
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bourg-Saint-Maurice, FRA
Languages
English, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2012.
Club / Team
Ligue Rhones-Alpes Handisport: Lyon, FRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
France
General Interest
Hobbies
Cooking, drawing, cycling. (Facebook profile, 17 Mar 2014; Badoo profile, 17 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He has a genetic condition called Myhre syndrome, which can affect the systems and functions of the body as well as intellectual development. (Facebook profile, 30 Sep 2014; handisport-rhonealpes.org, 23 Jun 2014; ghr.nlm.nih.gov, 2013)
Other information
COMMUNITY WORK
He has participated in a number of fundraising events for people living with an impairment. He has helped Rotary International with their 'Shoe Pyramid' campaign against land mines, and has also collaborated with the Cyclo Coeur Association in France. In September 2014 he created a Facebook page called 'Let's Change our Outlook on Disability', to discuss perceptions of impairments and initiate fundraising campaigns. (Facebook profile, 30 Sep 2014)

ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN
He and two friends established the association 'Les Parents' in France in 2013 in an effort to fight bullying in schools, following the suicide of a local 13-year-old student. The association manages a hotline and offers therapy to victims of bullying and their parents. He resigned from the association in February 2014, but continued to support the cause. (Facebook profile, 18 Apr 2014; lasvaoie.fr, 06 Jun 2013; ledauphine.com, 30 May 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.