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BARATTERO Patrice
Sport Para snowboard
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age50
Place of BirthNice, FRA
Height1.74 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1
Further Personal Information
Family
Sons Anthony and Loan
Occupation
Sports Administrator
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up snowboarding in the years following his accident.
Why this sport?
He was initially invited to begin Para skiing. However, he was more interested in snowboarding because he felt it was more similar to his passion of rollerblading. He then became involved in the design and production of a prosthesis that would allow him to take part in both sports. He achieved this in 2006, and as a result is seen as something of a pioneer in the discipline.
Club / Team
Association Nicoise d'Initiatives Culturelles et Sportives [ANICES]: France
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
France
General Interest
Nicknames
Pat, Patou (sports.nice.fr, 02 Feb 2016)
Hobbies
Mountain biking, rollerblading. (sports.nice.fr, 02 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Snowboarding for the first time with an effective prosthesis. (sports.nice.fr, 02 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach William Renan. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
US snowboarder Jeremy Jones. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Injuries
He has sustained shoulder injuries during his career. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Impairment
At age 29 his left leg was amputated above the knee after a motorcycle accident in Corsica, France. (sports.nice.fr, 02 Feb 2016; alpes-et-midi.fr, 09 Feb 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as director of the Nicoise Association of Cultural and Sports Initiatives's [ANICES] Para snowboard department in France. (sports.nice.fr, 10 Oct 2017; anices.fr, 01 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
16 2014 Snowboardcross - Standing 2:04.60