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DARGENT Eric
Sport Para snowboard
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthMartigues, FRA
Height1.85 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB 2
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Residence
Martigues, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Nurse
Languages
French
Higher education
Marketing
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Handisport 05: France
Name of coach
William Renan [national]
General Interest
Hobbies
Surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding. (surf-prevention.com, 30 May 2013)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
French para-snowboarder Patrice Barratero. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Even if it seems impossible, you can still do it." (midilibre.fr, 25 May 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (handicap-technologie.fr, 09 Mar 2013)
Impairment
In February 2011 he was attacked by a shark while surfing off the coast of Reunion, an island to the east of Madagascar. A fellow surfer came to his aid and made a makeshift tourniquet, which effectively saved his life. His left leg was amputated above the knee and he was fitted with a prosthesis shortly after. "I did not see the shark coming, but I felt something clinging to my leg. I lowered my head to see what was happening and I saw the shark hanging off my calf. My first reaction was to hit its nose, but it was as if I was hitting an iron wall." (surf-prevention.com, 30 May 2013; proteor.fr, 19 Jun 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
WSF World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
27 2011/2012 Snowboardcross - Standing