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SELLIER David
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age34
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53
Further Personal Information
Residence
Yutz, FRA
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He was involved in boxing and swimming before his accident, and canoeing afterwards. He later switched to Para athletics. "Athletics is difficult and you need to be a bit stubborn, which suits me well. And I like the speed as well. Going downhill at 70km/h, it's a lot of fun."
Name of coach
Jean-Marcel Martin [personal]
Training Regime
He trains every day, on his wheelchair in the mornings and at the gym in the evenings. Leading up to a marathon he covers 120km per week.
General Interest
Other sports
He was a professional boxer before his accident. (republicain-lorrain.fr, 17 Feb 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (republicain.lorrain.fr, 17 Feb 2017)
Impairment
A motorbike accident in 2011 resulted in paralysis in his legs. (republicain-lorrain.fr, 17 Feb 2017)
Other information
MOVING FORWARD
He says he was not devastated after his accident. "It was not my first accident. I was reckless, and I knew that someday something like this could happen to me. But I choose to move on. I just ride my wheelchair now instead of walking." (republicain-lorrain.fr, 17 Aug 2015)

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