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JAMBAQUE Solene
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC France   
GenderWomen
Age30
Place of BirthToulouse, FRA
Height1.68 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Classification
LW9-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Saint-Mamet, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Massage Therapist
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She learned to ski at age six at the Ski-Club de Peyragudes in France.
Club / Team
Ski Club de Peyragudes: France
Name of coach
Stephan Sazio [national], FRA; Michael Carriere [national], FRA
General Interest
Hobbies
Badminton, free climbing, Latin culture. (VANOC, 12 Feb 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning multiple Paralympic medals, and becoming super combined and super G world champion in 2011. (skiclubpeyragudes.com, 07 Oct 2012)
Injuries
She had a third operation on her right knee in March 2009, which put her out of action for seven months. The injury was a result of her impairment. "I am hemiplegic on the right side so my muscle capacity is lower. It is my knee and my ligaments that compensate." (ladepeche.fr, 12 Mar 2010)
Impairment
She was born with hemiplegia, which causes paralysis of the arm, leg and trunk on the right side of her body. This has resulted in increased strain on her joints and ligaments. (ladepeche.fr, 23 Mar 2006)
Other information
YOUNG STAR IN TURIN
She was the youngest French competitor at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. She won the most medals of any French athlete at the event, claiming two golds, one silver and one bronze. (ladepeche.fr, 23 Mar 2006)

CLASSIFICATION CONTROVERSY
After winning four medals at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin, she was accused of having an advantage over her competitors, many of whom had limb deficiencies, as her impairment did not appear to be as severe. "I have had this illness since I was a baby. Internationally recognised doctors, mandated by the federations, have done their tests and judged the degree of my handicap. They decided I could participate." (france-paralympique.fr, 01 Dec 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2006 Downhill - Standing 1:32.31
1 2006 Super-G - Standing 1:20.24
3 2006 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:08.97
2 2006 Slalom - Standing 1:43.78
2 2010 Downhill - Standing 1:29.94
8 2010 Slalom - Standing 2:07.03
6 2010 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:45.93
4 2010 Super-G - Standing 1:32.82
2 2010 Super Combined - Standing 2:34.82
4 2014 Downhill - Standing 1:34.88
2 2014 Super-G - Standing 1:26.20
  2014 Super Combined - Standing DSQ
3 2014 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:46.81 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2003/2004 Downhill LW3,6/8,9 1:28.18
2 2003/2004 Super-G LW3,6/8,9 1:34.22
1 2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW3,6/8,9 2:30.32
2 2003/2004 Slalom LW3,6/8,9 1:47.46
3 2010/2011 Downhill - Standing 1:30.09
1 2010/2011 Super-G - Standing 1:25.08
1 2010/2011 Super Combined - Standing 2:21.94
5 2010/2011 Slalom - Standing 1:48.63
4 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:25.48
3 2012/2013 Downhill - Standing 1:38.52
2 2012/2013 Super-G - Standing 1:19.29
6 2012/2013 Slalom - Standing 2:24.70
6 2012/2013 Super Combined - Standing 2:03.66
5 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:30.76