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LOPEZ Orianne
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
Place of BirthMontpellier, FRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
F63, T63
Further Personal Information
Montpellier, FRA
Advisor, Medical Professional
French, Spanish, English
Higher education
Medicine, Sports Medicine - University of Montpellier: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began athletics in 2003, at age 14, in Montpellier, France.
Why this sport?
She practised a lot of sports [swimming, table tennis, handball] as she grew up, but always wanted to change after one season. In 2003 she saw French Para sprinter Dominique Andre competing and was inspired to take up the sport. "I liked the diversity of the disciplines and the trainings."
Club / Team
Handisport Beziers [FRA] / Montpellier Athletic Mediterranee Metropole [FRA]:
Name of coach
Jean-Louis Jacob
Senior International Debut
Competing for
World Championships
Christchurch, NZL
General Interest
Medicine, politics. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in 200m at the 2009 U23 World Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. Reaching the final of the T42 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Christine Sarradel, French Para athletes Dominique Andre and her family. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Italian Para athlete Martina Caironi. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
In 2005 she sprained her wrist. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (, 31 Oct 2012)
She was born without the femur in her right leg [femoral agenesis]. She began wearing a prosthesis at age 16 months. (, 31 Mar 2013; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2012 100m T42 18.80
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2011 100m T42 18.33
6 2013 Long Jump T42 2.91
7 2013 100m T42 18.90
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 Long Jump T63 3.26
5 2018 100m T63 19.22