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ROULET Julien
Sport Para snowboard
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthPuyricard, FRA
Height1.87 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Residence
Vitrolles, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Sports Teacher
Languages
French
Higher education
Sport Studies - Faculty of Sports: Lumigny, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para snowboard at age 12.
Why this sport?
He played football and handball when he was younger, and was also involved in mountain bike and skiing. He began snowboarding after he was encouraged to try the sport by his ski instructors. "As I couldn't use the poles my performances were limited."
Club / Team
Saint-Antoine Marseille: France
General Interest
Hobbies
Sports, playing the guitar. (Website, 01 Dec 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Website, 15 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
French kitesurfer Christophe Ballois. (kiteboarder-mag.com, 08 May 2015)
Injuries
He required hospital treatment for an eye inflammation while he was competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Although he was advised to return to France by doctors, he decided to remain in the Republic of Korea and compete at the Games. (Website, 12 Apr 2018; blog.adrenaline-hunter.com, 06 Apr 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Together we will go beyond limits and prejudice." (Website, 01 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in kitesurfing at national level in France. (kitenews.fr, 29 May 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Website, 15 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He was born without his left forearm. (Provence Azur YouTube channel, 28 Feb 2018)
Other information
FAMILY AFFAIR
The prostheses he uses for both snowboarding and kitesurfing were designed by his grandfather, who worked in the aeronautical industry. "I use homemade prostheses, but they are no less effective." (Website, 15 Apr 2018)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied for a master's degree in teaching and education. He has also a diploma in education and mobility. (Website, 01 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
14 2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
16 2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 58.31
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
10 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired 1:11.22
8 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:20.84