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LARDIERE Rachel
Sport Para swimming
NPC France   
GenderWomen
Age50
Place of BirthSainte-Colombe, FRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S7, SB5, SM6
Further Personal Information
Residence
France
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
She had competed in several sports before her accident and took up swimming after. At first she had no desire to compete, but as she trained she naturally progressed into competitive swimming.
Club / Team
AS Handivienne: Vienne, FRA
Training Regime
She trains three times a week.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (handivienne.org, 10 Apr 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Yann Eric Fouille. (IPC, 3 Nov 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have nothing to lose, everything is possible, don't underestimate anyone and enjoy yourself." (IPC, 3 Nov 2009)
Other sports
Before her accident she practised judo. She had a black belt and was about to achieve the rank of second Dan. (handivienne.org, 10 Apr 2019)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as a result of an accident while practising gymnastics. (ffn.extranat.fr, 2008; handivienne.org, 10 Apr 2019)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works in emergency services at the hospital of Vienne, France. (handivienne.org, 10 Apr 2019)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as vice-president of the Association Sportive Handivienne club in Vienne, France. (handivienne.org, 2015; handivienne.org, 10 Apr 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:52.34
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:53.55
14 2010 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:48.91
6 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:18.45
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:22.52
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 100m Breaststroke SB5 2:04.17
8 2014 200m Individual Medley SM6 4:01.52