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MARGUERETTAZ Alain
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age56
Place of BirthBourg-Saint-Maurice, FRA
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He has been involved in sport throughout his life, and skied for many years before his accident in 1985. He says he took up para-skiing as soon as he realised he was able to after the accident.
General Interest
Other sports
He also represented France in alpine skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games. At the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Games he competed in various alpine disciplines, with his best result a bronze in the giant slalom [LWX12] at the 1994 Paralympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. (VANOC, 12 Feb 2010)
Impairment
A workplace accident in 1985 resulted in paraplegia. (123savoie.com, 27 Mar 2006)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
16 2002 7.5km Individual - Sitting 28:33.2
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
3 2002 5km - Sitting LW11 17:12.6
2 2002 10km - Sitting LW11 37:55.6
4 2002 15km - Sitting LW10-12 48:18.8
7 2002 1 x 2.5 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 49:47.7
3 2006 5km - Sitting 17:01.0
12 2006 10km - Sitting 30:20.9
10 2006 15km - Sitting 47:15.2
7 2006 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 41:56.5
18 2010 15km - Sitting 47:47.9
14 2010 10km - Sitting 31:23.0
8 2010 1km Sprint - Sitting  
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
8 2002/2003 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 28:52.6
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
6 2002/2003 5km - Sitting 17:22.2
12 2002/2003 10km - Sitting 35:39.9
11 2002/2003 15km - Sitting 53:41.9
15 2004/2005 10km - Sitting 35:24.7
15 2004/2005 5km - Sitting 16:38.7
13 2004/2005 15km - Sitting 52:10.4
7 2004/2005 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 42:56.4