Athlete Year of Birth: 1972
Athlete Place of Birth: Sisteron
Athlete Weight: 59kg
Athlete Height: 175cm
Athlete Lives: Bois-Guilbert France
WTS Ranking: No Ranking
ITU Points List:: No Ranking
Type of Impairment
At age eight he had his left leg amputated below the knee because of a congenital malformation.
Start of sporting career
He took up para-triathlon in 1993.
Reason for taking up this sport
He first practised all three sports separately, and was inspired to try a triathlon after a friend suggested he might not be capable of it. “Once, I was talking to a triathlete and told him about my dream to start competing in triathlon. He said, ‘You know, with your impairment, I think it would be too hard.’ A few months later I finished my first triathlon.”
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Athlete Language: French, English
Athlete Other Sports: In 2007 he won gold at the French national championships in para-swimming.
Athlete Education: Forestry Studies
Athlete Hobbies: Gardening, Mountain Climbing
Athlete Children: 1 boy