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DE LA FOREST Tanguy
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthRennes, FRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Gaelle.
Residence
France
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Sports Administrator
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Marketing - Paris Sorbonne University: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting at age 12 in Rennes, France.
Why this sport?
"I come from a very sporty family but I realised early on there would be sports I could not participate in, which was a little frustrating. When I was age 11 I went to a fair where they had a shooting competition and I won."
Club / Team
Association Sportive du Cercle du Bois de Boulogne: Paris, FRA
Name of coach
Eric Viller [national]; Valerian Sauveplane [national]
Training Regime
"As well as working on my technique, I am also working on my mental preparation in order to be ready on the day."
Senior International Debut
Year
1997
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championships
General Interest
Famous relatives
His partner Gaelle Edon is a member of the French shooting Para sport team and has represented France at world championships. (declicetaudace.com, 01 Mar 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 24 Sep 2018)
Impairment
As an infant he was diagnosed with type 2 spinal muscular atrophy, a neuromuscular condition that meant he had to use a wheelchair from age 11. This also caused extreme weakness in his muscles. (banquepopulaire.fr, 01 Dec 2009; declicetaudace.com, 01 Mar 2020)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He serves as secretary general of the French Paralympic and Sports Committee. He is also vice president of the French Para Sport Federation [FFH]. "When I'm training or competing, I'm thinking exclusively about shooting. Conversely, I try to be present and to best fulfill my function as secretary general outside of the sporting arena." (handisport.org, 17 Apr 2018; paralympic.org, 24 Sep 2018; LinkedIn profile, 2018; Twitter profile, 07 Feb 2020)

BUSINESS CAREER
Together with his sister Patricia, he co-founded Defi RH, a recruitment company for people with impairments based in Paris, France. He is also a partner and development manager at Home Diffusion, an advertising and marketing company based in Rennes, France, a company founded by his father. (ombresetlumiere.fr, 03 Jun 2013; viadeo.com; defirh.fr, 14 Apr 2011; declicetaudace.com, 01 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
20 2004 Air Rifle Prone SH2 594
12 2004 Air Rifle Standing SH2 592
10 2008 Air Rifle Prone SH2 599
7 2008 Air Rifle Standing SH2 699.7
11 2012 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 599
5 2012 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 703.8
4 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 166.9
4 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 167.5
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 704.9
11 2006 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
3 2006 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 683.4
13 2010 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 578
16 2010 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
3 2014 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 188.3
26 2014 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 630.2
28 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 622.3
18 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 631.6
6 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 162.7
7 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 146.4
41 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 629.9
10 2019 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 609.8
World Cup (Stoke Mandeville)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 211.7
11 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 628.2
6 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 125.0
14 2015 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 603.2
27 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 628.0
1 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 211.0
7 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 104.2
7 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 143.6
5 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 189.0
7 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 145.4
6 2017 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 162.8
5 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 188.9
4 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 204.4
8 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 121.4
10 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 632.9
14 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 602.2
4 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 208.3
5 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 189.8
7 2019 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 142.0
2 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 251.5
16 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 631.6
5 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 187.1
5 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 188.9
4 2019 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 205.9
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 187.3
10 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 631.7
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
5 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
9 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2  
5 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
7 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
4 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2  
5 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
7 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
4 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2