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HERNANDEZ-CERVELLON Cecile
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para snowboard
NPC France   
GenderWomen
Age44
Place of BirthPerpignan, FRA
Height1.67 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
France
Occupation
Athlete, Customs Officer, Motivational Speaker
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"In the mid 1990s I was doing BMX, but the discipline was gradually being abandoned in favour of mountain biking, so I looked for a sport that could give me the same sensations as BMX. Glide, speed, trajectories and jumps. As I resided in a mountainous region, snowboarding came to me and I immediately loved it."
Club / Team
Douane [FRA] / Les Angles [FRA]:
Name of coach
Olivier Noiret [national], FRA
Training Regime
She trains at Les Angles, France.
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
France
General Interest
Nicknames
Cash (Facebook page, 16 Sep 2017)
Injuries
She sustained a left foot injury in 2017. (Facebook page, 26 May 2017)

In 2015 she was troubled by injuries and the effects of her multiple sclerosis. (paralympic.org, 10 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
In June 2014 she was named a Knight of the National Order of Merit in France. (paralympic.org, 10 Nov 2015)
Other sports
She competed in BMX at international level prior to her diagnosis. (cecilehernandezcervellon.com, 16 Feb 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 24 Apr 2014)
Impairment
In 2002 she awoke one morning with paralysis in her legs, and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. (lequipe.fr, 15 Mar 2016)
Other information
BOOK
In February 2008 her autobiography 'La Guerre des Nerfs' [War of Nerves] was published. (cecilehernandezcervellon.com, 16 Feb 2014)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has worked as an announcer for a French radio station, and as a journalist for a French media group. (douane.gouv.fr, 20 Jan 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
1 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:39.76
2 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
2 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:18.94
Paralympic Games - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Snowboardcross - Standing 2:07.31
3 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
2 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 56.53
World Cup Finals - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
1 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
1 2015/2016 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:11.86
1 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
2 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired