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ROZOY Charles
Sport Swimming
NPC France   
Place of BirthChenoves, FRA
Height1.90 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Dijon, FRA
Athlete, Politician
French, English, Spanish
Higher education
Coaching, Sports Management, Sports Science - University of Burgundy: Dijon, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age eight but did not begin training seriously until age 15. He began para-swimming in 2009.
Why this sport?
He began swimming after meeting his first coach Eric Lebourg by chance. Lebourg was teaching Rozoy's neighbours how to swim and he was invited to join them.
Club / Team
Dijon Natation: France
Name of coach
Sylvian Freville [personal], FRA
Training Regime
He trains for up to 20 hours a week.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Nemo (, 30 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Eric Lebourg and Sylvian Freville. (, 04 Nov 2009)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (, 04 Nov 2009)
In June 2009 he tore his thigh muscle while competing in Chambery, France. (, 28 Jun 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Love yourself because nobody will do it for you." (, 31 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He received the Legion of Honour in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 22 Feb 2013)
Other sports
He has competed in para-triathlon competitions at national level. (, 08 Jun 2014)
To defend his title at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 30 Mar 2014)
His left arm was paralysed as a result of a motorcycle accident in July 2008. After three operations, he was back swimming with one arm in January 2009. (, 09 Jul 2013;, 03 Jul 2013;, 23 Nov 2010)
Other information
He was a candidate in the municipal elections in France in 2014, and has served in the local government in Dijon. "My political engagement is a social one for the benefit of my city." (, 21 Mar 2014)

In February 2014 his autobiography was published. (, 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 100m Butterfly S8 1:01.24
8 2012 50m Freestyle S8 27.80
5 2012 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:28.27
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S8 1:02.59
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:39.39
6 2010 50m Freestyle S8 28.12
3 2010 100m Butterfly S8 1:01.97
8 2010 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points  DSQ
5 2010 100m Freestyle S8 1:02.04
5 2013 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:32.39
3 2013 100m Butterfly S8 1:01.36
3 2013 50m Freestyle S8 27.72
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
1 2009 100m Butterfly S8 1:00.56
3 2009 100m Freestyle S8 58.08
3 2009 50m Freestyle S8 26.67
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m Butterfly S8 1:02.03