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LEMEUNIER Denis
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age55
Place of BirthTours, FRA
Height1.75 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Family
Children Typhaine and Meva
Residence
Taulé, FRA
Occupation
Councillor
Languages
French, English
Higher education
University Institute of Technology of Mulhouse: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing at age 30.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged by friends and doctors to try the sport.
Club / Team
Handisport Club Leonard: France
Name of coach
Olivier Deniaud [national]
Coach from which country?
France
Senior International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Switzerland
General Interest
Hobbies
Gardening, fishing. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is life." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Other sports
He participated in cycling before his accident. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Famous relatives
His grandfather Francois Hamon competed in cycling at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome and took part in the 1964 Tour de France. (vo2.fr, 16 Sep 2013)
Impairment
In 1995 he was involved in a motorcycle accident which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010, vo2.fr, 16 Sep 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a councillor for the town of Taule, France. (taule-en-mouvement.fr, 17 May 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
19 2004 10000m T54 21:52.04 
14 2004 Marathon T54 1:37:41 
15 2008 5000m T54 10:24.05
3 2008 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:17.93
5 2008 1500m T54 3:16.43
  2008 Marathon T54  DNF
Round 1 2012 5000m T54 11:30.95
Round 1 2012 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:21.21
14 2012 Marathon T54 1:33:07
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
18 2002 5000m T54 12:15.07
14 2002 10000m T54 26:47.47
18 2002 Marathon T54 1:38:46
  2011 10000m T54  DNF
12 2011 5000m T54 10:53.31
  2011 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  DSQ
  2011 Marathon T54  DNF
7 2013 10000m T54 23:07.05
Semifinal 2013 5000m T54 10:32.20
Semifinal 2013 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  
7 2013 Marathon T54 1:36:59
Marathon World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
15 2015 Marathon T53/54 1:38:33