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BOURSEAUX Yannick
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para Triathlon
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthMontluçon, FRA
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
PTS5
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Ines [2009]
Residence
Aubière, FRA
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Coaching, Sport Studies - University of Auvergne: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up triathlon at age 14 and competed for the French national able-bodied triathlon squad until his accident. He began competing in Para triathlon in 2006.
Why this sport?
Triathlon has always been his passion. He became more serious about Para triathlon after participating at the 2011 World Championships in Beijing, People's Republic of China, where he noticed that the competitiveness of the sport had increased since he had first tried it. He decided to commit to Para triathlon in 2013 when it was announced that the sport would make its Paralympic debut at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Club / Team
Triathlon Academie Montlucon: France
Name of coach
Nicolas Becker [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Yannos (yannickbourseaux.com, 2017)
Hobbies
Nordic skiing, mountain biking. (yannickbourseaux.com, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (yannickbourseaux.com, 2017)
Injuries
In early 2017 he was affected by injuries that prevented him from competing at the Gold Coast World Series in Queensland, Australia, the Yokohama World Series in Japan, and the World Cup event in Besancon, France. He returned to international competition at the 2017 European Championships in Kitzbuhel, Austria. (yannickbourseaux.com, 12 Jun 2017; triathlon.org, 2017)

He suffered an Achilles tendon injury in July 2014. He returned to competition at the 2015 Buffalo City World Event in New York, United States of America. (paralympic.org, 27 Feb 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No pain, no gain." (yannickbourseaux.com, 11 Jan 2017)
Other sports
He was a member of the French national able-bodied triathlon team before his accident. He also competed in biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006 and 2010. (paralympic.org, 15 Jan 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Twitter profile, 02 Aug 2017)
Impairment
A cycling accident in 2004 left his right arm paralysed. (paralympic.org, 15 Jan 2014)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is a qualified national triathlon coach. (yannickbourseaux.com, 14 Mar 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2006 7.5km Sprint - Standing 24:20.3
11 2006 12.5km Individual - Standing 40:28.4
9 2010 3km Pursuit - Standing  
7 2010 12.5km Individual - Standing 39:08.6
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
24 2006 10km - Standing 37:08.8
15 2006 5km - Standing 14:11.9
23 2006 20km - Standing 1:16:13.0
7 2006 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 41:56.5
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
  2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Standing  DSQ
2 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Standing 42:18.0
16 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Standing 11:04.0
5 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Standing 22:50.9
3 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Standing 40:51.4
10 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Standing 24:47.7
12 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Standing 41:05.4
2 2012/2013 15km Individual - Standing 41:41.6
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
12 2008/2009 20km Classic Style LW2-9 1:00:24.9
6 2008/2009 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 48:52.6
4 2008/2009 10km Freestyle LW2-9 27:46.7
8 2010/2011 10km - Standing 26:55.0
  2010/2011 20km - Standing  DNF
15 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Standing  
5 2010/2011 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 48:48.1
5 2012/2013 20km - Standing 56:46.4
4 2012/2013 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:34.4
16 2012/2013 10km - Standing 32:00.4
Paralympic Games - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 PT4 1:04:54
World Championships - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 PT4  DNF
3 2015 PT4 1:00:37
2 2016 PT4 1:03:03
10 2017 PTS5 1:10:19
5 2018 PTS5 59:52
European Championships - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 TRI-4 1:02:09
2 2014 PT4 1:00:02
3 2015 PT4 58.55
3 2016 PT4 1:01:55
4 2017 PTS5 1:04:38
3 2018 PTS5 1:01:55
World Ranking (2018/01/01) - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2018 PTS5  
9 2018 PTS5