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VOLTZ Raphael
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age49
Place of BirthStrasbourg, FRA
Height1.85 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Valerie, children Amandine and Maelys
Residence
Strasbourg, FRA
Occupation
Fisherman
Languages
French, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 1991 in Strasbourg, France.
Why this sport?
He started it as a hobby, and loves the patience and precision required to succeed in the sport.
Club / Team
Ostwald Shooting Society: Strasbourg, FRA
Name of coach
Jacques Meuret [national]
Coach from which country?
France
Senior International Debut
Year
1995
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championship
Location
France
General Interest
Nicknames
Raph (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hobbies
Fishing, basketball, table tennis, tennis, football. (sitemap.dna.fr, 18 Mar 2009; Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and the 2010 World Championship in Zagreb, Croatia. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
Stephane Bonmartel. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol
French football manager Arsene Wenger. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"No superstitions or rituals. I am simply very organised." (region-alsace.eu, 01 Aug 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give your all and have no regrets." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Ambitions
To travel around the world through his sport. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Impairment
At age 17 he was involved in a diving accident which resulted in quadriplegia. (mairie-saales.fr, 03 Feb 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2000 Air Rifle Prone SH2 700.6
3 2000 Air Rifle Standing SH2 699.5
2 2008 Air Rifle Prone SH2 705.1
2 2008 Air Rifle Standing SH2 703.5
2 2012 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 705.9
8 2012 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 702.5
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
15 2006 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
16 2006 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
6 2006 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 680.8
1 2010 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 704.8
2 2010 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 590
4 2010 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 705.8