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CASOLI Julien
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthVesoul, FRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Residence
Vesoul, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2000.
Why this sport?
He tried several Para sports at a rehabilitation centre before settling on athletics. "I found a reason to surpass myself in athletics."
Club / Team
Groupe Athletique Haut Saonois [GAHS]: Vesoul, FRA
Name of coach
Denis Lemeanier, FRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Espoo, FIN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 4x400m relay at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and in the 5000m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
French wheelchair racer Claude Issorat. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
French rally driver Sebastien Loeb. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The will allows you to climb to the summit. Without will, you stay at the bottom of the mountain." (Facebook page, 17 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
The gym in his hometown of Navenne, France was named after him in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (franche-comte.france3.fr, 13 Oct 2012; handetvie.fr, 01 Apr 2015)

In 2008, he received the National Order of Merit from the French president. (franche-comte.france3.fr, 13 Oct 2012; handetvie.fr, 01 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 07 Jul 2016)
Impairment
He has paraplegia after an artery in his spinal column became blocked at age 14. (lepays.fr, 12 Mar 2012; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2008 400m T54 47.64
6 2008 800m T54 1:37.56
3 2008 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:17.93
7 2008 1500m T54  DNF
3 2012 5000m T54 11:08.07
Round 1 2012 1500m T54 3:15.18
7 2012 800m T54  DNF
Round 1 2012 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:21.21
  2012 Marathon T54  DNS
Round 1 2016 5000m T54 10:39.38
Round 1 2016 1500m T54 3:08.78
Round 1 2016 800m T54 1:37.94
Round 1 2016 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  
  2016 Marathon T54  DNF
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2006 400m T54 54.010
17 2006 800m T54 1:47.94
4 2006 1500m T54 3:16.26
  2006 4 x 100m Relay T53-54  DSQ
3 2006 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:24.56
3 2011 800m T54 1:37.53
5 2011 1500m T54 3:11.92
3 2011 5000m T54 10:48.97
20 2011 400m T54 52.41
  2011 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  DSQ
9 2013 800m T54 1:55.61
8 2013 5000m T54 10:52.44
Semifinal 2013 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  
  2013 Marathon T54  DNF
28 2015 1500m T54 3:39.81
22 2015 5000m T54 11:34.01
Heats 2015 400m T54 49.01
6 2015 800m T54 1:36.27
3 2015 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:22.44
22 2017 1500m T54 3:20.58
18 2017 800m T54 1:39.45
11 2017 5000m T54 11:07.85
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 400m T54 54.08
3 2014 1500m T54 3:23.17
4 2014 800m T54 1:43.23
6 2014 5000m T54 12:19.04
4 2016 5000m T54 11:16.56
5 2016 400m T54 48.20
5 2016 800m T54 1:36.18
4 2016 1500m T54 3:19.60
3 2018 5000m T54 11:59.34
7 2018 800m T54  DSQ
2 2018 1500m T54 3:23.83
2 2018 Universal Relay 49.40