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ROZOY Charles
Sport Swimming
NPC France   
GenderMen
Born04 Mar 1987 in Chenoves, FRA
Height1.90 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Accident
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Residence
Dijon, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
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
Handphyclub: Dijon, FRA
Name of coach
Sylvian Freville
Training Regime
He trains for approximately 20 hours a week. This includes swimming, mental preparation, physiotherapy and recovery.
General Interest
Nicknames
Nemo (gazetteinfo.fr, 30 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (enroutepourrio.com, 07 Jan 2013)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Eric Lebourg, Sylvian Freville. (paralympic.org, 04 Nov 2009)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (paralympic.org, 04 Nov 2009)
Injuries
He suffered a torn thigh muscle while competing in Chambery, France in June 2009. (bienpublic.com, 28 Jun 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Love yourself because nobody will do it for you." (24matins.fr, 31 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He received the Legion of Honour in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London in February 2013. (france3.fr, 22 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To defend his title at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (enroutepourrio.com, 07 Jan 2013)
Impairment
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. "I turned a corner mentally," he said. "I became a man." (lejdc.fr, 09 Jul 2013; vivrefm.com, 03 Jul 2013; u-bourgogne.fr, 23 Nov 2010)
Other information
AUTHOR
He has made plans to write a book about his life. Instead of approaching publishers to fund it, he has appealed to the public to make donations. In return, sponsors can receive a mention in the book or be sent a free copy. (vivrefm.com, 03 Jul 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 100m Butterfly S8 1:01.24
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:39.39
3 2010 100m Butterfly S8 1:01.97
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