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Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age20
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2015 in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France.
Why this sport?
At age six his mother heard of a swimming programme for children with impairments. After a few years of swimming he wanted to find another activity, so when an athletics programme opened in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, he decided to try the sport.
Club / Team
Reveil Sportif Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire: France
Name of coach
Gwenael Lanne-Petit
Training Regime
He trains for 90 minutes, five times per week.
General Interest
Famous relatives
His younger sister Charlotte has also competed in Para athletics. (feelingalive.fr, 21 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (feelingalive.fr, 21 Feb 2018)
Other information
SUPPORT
He credits Para athletics for providing him with the chance to compete, make friends and better himself. "With [Para sports] I have an incredible opportunity. I do not know if I would have done athletics and at this level if I had not been visually impaired, And it is very accessible. It is a big family. Everyone knows each other, helps each other, gives advice during competitions. And then I go beyond myself. I try to always have new goals, improve my performance and move forward. This helps me a lot with my impairment. And with the support and pride of my parents, it is even easier to move forward." (feelingalive.fr, 21 Feb 2018)

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