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Arthur Bauchet, France, at the Tarvisio 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships

Arthur Nicolas Marius Bauchet

Alpine Skiing
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PyeongChang 2018 was a highly-positive experience for Paralympic debutant Arthur Bauchet. The French teenage sensation claimed four alpine skiing silvers in the men’s super-combined, super-G, downhill and slalom standing.

He will most surely continue to be a one to watch in the years to come.

It was only his second season as a competitive athlete. On his debut season, he also delivered an outstanding performance by winning gold in the men’s giant slalom and slalom standing at the World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. He also added silver in the super-G.

Bauchet also ended seventh in the 2016-17 World Cup overall rankings and third in the super-G.

He has hereditary spastic paraplegia, a condition affecting his spinal cord that causes weakness and tremors in his legs and makes him fatigued.

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW3

Further personal information

Residence
Briançon, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age five.
Why this sport?
"From the beginning I loved the sensation, so I told my parents I wanted to go ski racing. They arranged it so I could ski every weekend of the season and all of the holidays in Serre Chevalier [France]. It was my professor of sport at high school who spoke to me about Para skiing."
Club / Team
Club des Sports d'Hiver du Brianconnais [FRA] / Club de Serre Chevalier [FRA]:
Name of coach
Jonathan Pascal [Serre Chevalier]; Philippe Lambert [national]

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
France
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Roi Arthur [King Arthur]. (laprovence.com, 28 Dec 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in slalom and giant slalom at the 2019 World Championships in Slovenia and Italy. (paralympic.org, 23 Jan 2019)
Most influential person in career
His coaches, and his family (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Knight of the National Order of Merit medal from the government of France. (laprovence.com, 28 Dec 2018; republicain-lorrain.fr, 11 Apr 2018)
Impairment
He has hereditary spastic paraplegia, a condition affecting his spinal cord that causes weakness and tremors in his legs and makes him fatigued. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018; ledauphine.com, 05 Jan 2017; enroutepourrio.eu, 14 Dec 2016)
Other information
YOUNGEST
He was the youngest member of the French delegation at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (laprovence.com, 28 Dec 2018)

FUTURE PLANS
He hopes to study biomechanical engineering. (ledauphine.com, 13 Dec 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2017-01-25 5
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 2
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 8
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 1
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 1
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 2
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 2
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 2
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 2
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-21 1
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-23 1
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2019-01-30 3
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2019-01-31 1
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 2