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ADOLPHE Timothée
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
Place of BirthVersailles, FRA
Height1.84 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired, Congenital
T11, F11
Jeffrey Lami; Yannick Fonsat
Further Personal Information
Paris, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2000 in Guyancourt, France.
Why this sport?
After watching the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney on television, he was inspired to get involved in sports by an athlete who had a similar impairment to him. He took up torball in 2005 and made the national team before switching to Para athletics in 2011. "It was my personal revenge against my fate."
Club / Team
Paris Universite Club: France
Name of coach
Arthemon Hatungimana [club]
Training Regime
He trains for more than 20 hours a week at the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
European Championships
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
El Luchador, Tim, Guepard Blanc [White Cheetah]. (Facebook page, 03 Aug 2014;, 22 Nov 2011;, 10 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 400m at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France, and claiming gold medals in the 200m and 400m at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
French basketball player Tony Parker, US basketball player Michael Jordan, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, French sprinter Marie-Jose Perec. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
In 2017 he sustained peritendinitis in his Achilles tendon. (, 02 Mar 2017)

He suffered a shoulder injury during the semifinal of the 100m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The injury later required surgery. (, 26 Feb 2017)

He had appendicitis in 2012 and required an operation. (, 13 Jul 2012)

He has suffered a torn hamstring, a torn calf muscle and a double inguinal hernia during his career. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He has represented France in torball. (Facebook page, 09 Jul 2018)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 16 Jan 2018)
He was born with a congenital glaucoma. At age 17 he still had 20% vision in each eye, but he then lost his sight completely after sustaining a blow to the face in a fall. (, 13 Jun 2018)
Other information
A book about his life was published in 2016 by French writer Redwan Telha. (, 18 May 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2016 100m T11 11.28
Round 1 2016 400m T11  DSQ
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2013 200m T11 23.89
3 2013 400m T11 52.13
3 2015 400m T11 51.61
Semifinal 2015 200m T11 23.78
4 2017 400m T11  DSQ
4 2017 200m T11  DSQ
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 100m T11  DSQ
1 2014 200m T11 23.90
1 2014 400m T11 52.87
2 2014 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 45.89
1 2016 100m T11 11.43
1 2016 200m T11 23.19
3 2016 400m T12  DSQ
1 2018 100m T11 11.17
3 2018 200m T11  DSQ
2 2018 Universal Relay 49.40