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BOURLON Axel
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthRoanne, FRA
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Insurance Officer
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 in Roanne, France.
Why this sport?
He initially wanted to take up swimming, but his upper back muscles were not developed enough. He began going to the gym at Handisport Roannais in France to aid his swimming. "While going to the gym I immediately liked weightlifting."
Club / Team
Handisport Roannais: Roanne, FRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berck-sur-Mer, FRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Ax, Axbou, Axelito (handisport.org, 02 Oct 2020)
Hobbies
Football, basketball, playing video games, spending time with family. (handisport.org, 16 May 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2018 European Championships in Berck-sur-Mer, France. (Facebook page, 26 Jun 2018)
Injuries
His training was disrupted by a minor injury in the early part of 2019. (Facebook page, 06 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live every moment. Life has to be enjoyed." (handisport.org, 02 Oct 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 and 2024 Paralympic Games. (leprogres.fr, 14 Jan 2021; handisport.org, 02 Oct 2020)
Impairment
He has achondroplasia. (handisport.org, 16 May 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works for an insurance brokers in Roanne, France. (leprogres.fr, 14 Jan 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2021 54kg 165.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2019 54kg 150.0
5 2021 54kg 157.0
4 2021 Team  
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 54kg 154
1 2022 54kg 159