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Anthony Chalencon

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B1
Guide
Brice Ottonello; Alexandre Pouye

Further personal information

Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
French
Higher education
Sport Studies - IUT Annecy: France

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para Nordic skiing in late 2011.
Why this sport?
He got involved in alpine skiing in 2006 and competed in the sport at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, but was disappointed with his performance. He continued for another year before deciding to switch sports. He considered taking up athletics but concluded he would be more suited to Nordic skiing. "I made the switch because I found Para Nordic skiing more suitable for my disability."
Club / Team
Morzine-Avoriaz Ski Club: France

General interest

Most influential person in career
His first two guides Lucas Dupperex and Bertrand Hamoumraoui. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French alpine skier Cyprien Richard. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the French government in recognition of his performances at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (nordicmag.info, 11 Apr 2018)
Other sports
He competed in alpine skiing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and in biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (nordicmag.info, 15 Oct 2021)
Impairment
He has had a vision impairment since he was age three. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018; lemessager.fr, 18 Jun 2009)
Other information
SHOOTING FOCUS
In 2021 he said he had been aiming to improve his shooting for biathlon by placing greater emphasis on mental preparation. "I have worked a lot on mental training to take some pressure off my shooting. I am very demanding with myself. In these two previous years [speaking in 2021] I made a lot of technical progress in shooting that did not translate into competition. We have found solutions to errors that I frequently made when changing positions. I made a lot of progress this summer [2021]." (nordicmag.info, 15 Oct 2021)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied physiotherapy at university in Lyon, France. (cpsf.france-paralympique.fr, 28 Jan 2016)

OTHER ROLES
He has served as a member of the athletes' council of the French Federation of Sports for People with an Impairment. (handisport.org, 15 Jan 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 9999
Men's Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 9999
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-24 13
Men's Long Distance - Free Style VI Race 1 2015-01-25 8
Men's Sprint - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-28 12
Men's Long Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-30 7
Open Relay Final 2015-02-01 1
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2017-02-11 5
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2017-02-14 7
Open Relay Final 2017-02-15 1
Men's Sprint VI Final 2017-02-18 3
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-19 5
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 11
Men's 20km Free Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-12 7
Men's 12.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-13 5
Men's 15km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-16 3
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 1
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2019-02-16 3
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-17 3
Men's Sprint VI Final 2019-02-20 11
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2019-02-21 4
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 2
Men's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2019-02-24 6