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Alexandre Boukhelifa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Residence
Bordeaux, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Accounting

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 1997.
Why this sport?
He originally took up futsal as part of his rehabilitation, but then developed a passion for para-athletics. "If I didn't have sport in my life I don't know what would become of me. Sport helps keep me sane, and I love it."
Club / Team
Handisport Rhone-Alpes : Lyon, FRA
Name of coach
Jean-Baptiste Souche [national], FRA

General interest

Hobbies
Drawing. (aqui.fr, 30 May 2013)
Hero / Idol
French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre, French footballer Zinedine Zidane, Moroccan footballer Marouane Chamakh. (Facebook profile, 01 Oct 2011)
Other sports
He has played para-football 5-a-side at club level in France for ES Eysines. (Facebook profile, 06 Apr 2015)
Impairment
He has hemiplegia which causes paralysis on the right side of his body. (aqui.fr, 30 May 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Semifinal 1 2013-07-21 11
Men's 200 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 10
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 1 2013-07-27 4