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FRANCOIS-ELIE Mandy
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderWomen
Age29
Place of BirthLe Lamentin, MTQ
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T37, F37
Further Personal Information
Residence
Joinville-le-Pont, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Higher education
Information Technology, Literature Studies - UEROS Martinique: Martinique
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age six. After having a stroke in 2008 she became involved in Para athletics.
Why this sport?
"I love athletics more than any other sport and I love winning."
Club / Team
Foyal Club Handisport : Fort-de-France, MTQ
Name of coach
Georges Maisetti, FRA
Training Regime
She trains six days a week at the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Shopping, fashion. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T37 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and silver in the same event at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her mother, her family and her coach Georges Maisetti. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
French sprinter Marie-Jose Perec. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give it all." (malakoffmederic.com, 13 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named 2017 Best Athlete of the Year by Martinique's Regional Olympic and Sport Committee. (la1ere.francetvinfo.fr, 04 Feb 2018)

In 2013 she received a French Legion of Honour medal in recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 10 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lanouvellerepublique.fr, 12 Jun 2018)
Impairment
She had a stroke in 2008 at age 18, which resulted in the right side of her body being paralysed. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018; lanouvellerepublique.fr, 12 Jun 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 100m T37 14.08
Round 1 2012 400m T37 1:16.29
2 2016 100m T37 13.45
5 2016 400m T37 1:06.09
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 200m T37 28.48
1 2013 100m T37 13.72
8 2015 100m T37  DNF
2 2015 400m T37 1:05.55
Heats 2015 200m T37  DNS
2 2017 200m T37 28.04
4 2017 100m T37 13.73
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m T37 13.92
2 2014 400m T37 1:08.16
1 2018 100m T37 13.29
1 2018 200m T37 27.86
2 2018 Universal Relay 49.40