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LANCIAL Florence
Sport Para swimming
NPC France   
GenderWomen
Age39
Place of BirthBéthune, FRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6
Further Personal Information
Residence
Marignane, FRA
Occupation
Media Professional, Teacher
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She discovered swimming in 2004.
Why this sport?
She needed to vent and her dance coach suggested swimming.
General Interest
Hobbies
Dancing, bungee jumping and parachuting. (femmes-emploi.fr, 03 Nov 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement
Taking part in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (IPC, 03 Nov 2009)
Impairment
Her disability is a result of a neurological impact caused by being struck by lightning at the age of 15 in August, 2001. She now uses a wheelchair to get around. (enverscompagnie.com, 3 Nov 2009; marignane.info, 03 Nov 2009)
Other information
DANCING
Dancing has always been a major passion in her life, both prior to and after her accident. She runs a dance class for children with disabilities. (femmes-emploi.fr, 03 Nov 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:56.73
11 2008 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:54.35
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2006 50m Freestyle S6 51.03
2 2006 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:59.96
11 2006 200m Individual Medley SM6 4:04.57