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MONTAGGIONI Maxime
Sport Para snowboard
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthMarseille, FRA
Height1.71 m
Weight 73 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nice, FRA
Occupation
Armed Services, Athlete, Communications Professional
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Commerce - EDHEC Business School: Nice, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1998.
Why this sport?
He became aware of competitive Para snowboarding after meeting the French national coach while snowboarding at Isola 2000, France. "I was doing it just for fun, I had no idea that a competitive Para snowboarding discipline existed."
Club / Team
Association Nicoise d'Initiatives Culturelles et Sportives [ANICES]: France
Name of coach
Sebastien Bletry; Sebastien Joly; Valery Bai Neul
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
France
Location
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Motorbiking. (bikebound.com, 29 Jun 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in Big White, BC, Canada. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His taekwondo teacher Michael Melou. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French snowboarder Pierre Vaultier. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He sustained a back injury during a training stage in Bariloche, Argentina, in mid 2016. (enroutepourrio.eu, 29 Nov 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named 2015 Athlete with an Impairment of the Year in Nice, France. (20minutes.fr, 09 Mar 2016)
Other sports
He won a bronze medal in Para taekwondo at the 2013 World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. (20minutes.fr, 09 Mar 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 08 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (anices.fr, 14 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He was born without his right forearm. (20minutes.fr, 09 Mar 2016; nicematin.com, 10 Jun 2009)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He studied communications and advertising at IDRAC Business School in Amiens, France, and organisational communication and human resources at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in France. (LinkedIn profile, 11 Jul 2016; Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
1 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:10.65
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
9 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
3 2015/2016 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:03.14
2 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
2 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired  
1 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired 1:07.84
1 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:16.34