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MORE Cyril
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthSainte-Adresse, FRA
Height1.78 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rueil-Malmaison, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Marketing
Languages
French
Higher education
Law
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
Following his accident in 1992, he discovered skiing and other para-sports during his rehabilitation in Garches, France.
Why this sport?
"During my rehabilitation I discovered new activities like basketball, archery, table tennis, swimming. I wanted to take hold of my life again and keep an open mind to new possibilities. There was no way I was going to become a champion couch potato."
Club / Team
Faucigny Handisport: France
Name of coach
Michael Charriere [national], FRA
General Interest
Hobbies
Sports in general. (Facebook profile, 15 Jan 2013)
Awards and honours
He was selected to take part in the torch relay for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Facebook profile, 15 Jan 2013)
Other sports
He won gold in fencing at the 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games. He started fencing after his accident in 1992. (talenteo.fr, 06 May 2013; interviewsport.fr, 01 Jul 2010)
Impairment
A skiing accident in 1992 resulted in paraplegia. (interviewsport.fr, 01 Jul 2010)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works for EDF, France's national electricity provider. (reunion.orange.fr, 05 Jun 2014)

ALL-SEASON PARALYMPIAN
He has represented France in multiple summer and winter Paralympic Games, first competing in fencing at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. He chose fencing because it seemed different. "It was a little original. I liked the look of it. It was a new thing to discover, a combat sport, and it is a sport that demands concentration and rigour. There is also this ceremonial aspect about it which I wasn't aware of and found very interesting." (interviewsport.fr, 01 Jul 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2010 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2010 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
4 2010 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:46.85
  2010 Super-G - Sitting  DSQ
6 2010 Super Combined - Sitting 2:16.39
  2014 Downhill - Sitting DNF
  2014 Super-G - Sitting DNF
6 2014 Slalom - Sitting 1:59.58
  2014 Super Combined - Sitting DNF
11 2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:40.86
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2003/2004 Super-G LW12 1:38.60
7 2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW12 2:33.74
  2003/2004 Slalom LW12  DNF
11 2010/2011 Downhill - Sitting 1:25.05
3 2010/2011 Super-G - Sitting 1:19.50
2 2010/2011 Super Combined - Sitting 2:08.93
  2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
5 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:17.11
11 2014/2015 Downhill - Sitting 1:36.92
12 2014/2015 Super-G - Sitting 1:24.61
10 2014/2015 Super Combined - Sitting 2:04.53
13 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:14.78 
  2014/2015 Slalom - Sitting DSQ