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GUERINEAU Romain
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthTours, FRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52, F51
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
Tours, FRA
Occupation
Administrator, Athlete, Emergency Services
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He started Para athletics at age 30.
Why this sport?
He was involved in sports prior to his accident, and needed to become active again. "It was logical to start sport again. I instantly liked athletics. I also play table tennis, but I needed to really feel the effort."
Club / Team
Le Reveil Sportif: Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, FRA
Name of coach
Gwenael Lanne-Petit [personal], FRA
Training Regime
He trains two or three times a week.
General Interest
Hobbies
Cycling, table tennis. (yanous.com, 01 Apr 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't stop, dream bigger. The only limits are the ones that you impose on yourself." (Instagram profile, 18 May 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lanouvellerepublique.fr, 18 May 2017)
Impairment
A fall while skiing in Les Gets, France caused a fracture to his cervical vertebra, resulting in paraplegia. (ledauphine.com, 28 Jun 2012; pompiers.fr, 05 Oct 2015)
Other information
FORMER FIREFIGHTER
Before his accident, he was a firefighter in the Haute-Savoie region of France. "It was hard to accept that I couldn't be a firefighter anymore. I couldn't imagine doing any other job." After recovering from his injuries he returned to work as an emergency call operator for the fire service, as well as working as a technical administrator for the local government's fire and safety service [SDIS]. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 05 Apr 2017; lanouvellerepublique.fr, 14 Mar 2017)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is the president of the Para sport committee of the department of Indre et Loire, in central France. (lanouvellerepublique.fr, 13 May 2017)

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