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RICHARD Didier
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age55
Place of BirthHénin-Beaumont, FRA
Height1.71 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Virginie, children Oceane and Robin
Residence
Saint-Quentin, FRA
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 1995.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete in wheelchair basketball but the local club closed, so he tried shooting, found he enjoyed it and had talent for the sport.
Club / Team
Carabiniers Saint Quentinois: France
Name of coach
Eric Viller [national], Valerian Sauveplane [national]
General Interest
Hero / Idol
French cyclist Bernard Hinault, French footballer Michel Platini, Swedish Para shooter Jonas Jacobsson. (hautsdefrance.fr, 06 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Once all the materials are in place, it all comes down to your mental strength - it's all a question of concentration." (courrier-picard.fr, 06 Aug 2010)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair basketball at national level. (lunion.presse.fr, 16 Feb 2014)
Famous relatives
His wife Virginie Decomble is a shooter who represented France at the 2018 Muzzle-Loading World Championships in Eisenstadt, Austria. (saint-quentin.fr, 01 Sep 2018; fftir.org, 23 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 and 2024 Paralympic Games. (sportmag.fr, 18 Sep 2019)
Impairment
At age 19 a motorcycle accident resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. He also has muscular atrophy and semi paralysis in both legs. However, he is able to shoot standing, lying down and on his knee. (courrier-picard.fr, 06 Aug 2010; courrier-picard.fr, 06 Aug 2010; Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
14 2004 Air Rifle Prone SH1 597
33 2008 Air Rifle Prone SH1 594
13 2008 Air Rifle Standing SH1 582
11 2008 Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 1127
24 2008 Free Rifle Prone SH1 581
7 2016 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 100.5
Qualification 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 630.4
4 2016 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 424.7
Qualification 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 611.7
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
31 2006 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
9 2006 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
12 2010 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
7 2010 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1236.7
34 2010 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
15 2014 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 612.5
30 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 626.9
8 2014 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 393.1
10 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 617.2
36 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 602.0
16 2018 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1119
11 2019 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1138
9 2019 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 616.7
37 2019 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 603.1
World Cup (Stoke Mandeville)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 203.7
3 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 190.1
9 2015 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 613.6
15 2015 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1116
22 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.4
27 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 606.5
11 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 630.6
5 2016 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 139.3
7 2016 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 383.1
21 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 606.7
18 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 628.5
6 2016 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 120.5
10 2016 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1109
17 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 591.8
7 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 144.6
4 2017 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 201.8
9 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 611.0
5 2017 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 406.6
4 2017 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 201.5
4 2017 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 418.2
16 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 625.6
16 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 607.6
15 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 625.3
8 2017 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 118.0
6 2017 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 400.6
13 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 602.4
14 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 608.1
23 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 610.3
5 2018 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 413.8
4 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 204.6
23 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 609.2
3 2018 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 433.2
6 2019 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 161.1
12 2019 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1138
30 2019 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 607.9
  2019 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  DNS
  2019 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  DNS
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2013 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 98.8
5 2013 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 145.1
8 2013 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 380.5
1 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 249.6
23 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 624.3
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
17 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
3 2018 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  
6 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
25 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
4 2018 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  
6 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
25 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
4 2018 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
15 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 608.1
6 2017 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 402.7
15 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 630.4
8 2017 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 118.5