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CHARLES Cyril
Sport Para athletics
NPC Seychelles   
GenderMen
Age55
Height1.70 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Seychelles
Occupation
Shop Assistant
Languages
Creole, English, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing in 1986 in the Seychelles.
Why this sport?
He felt his impairment meant he was only able to participate in certain sports so he took up wheelchair racing.
Name of coach
Vincent Cedras [national], SEY
General Interest
Hobbies
Hiking, playing football, swimming. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in 100m freestyle swimming at the 2003 Indian Ocean Games in Moka, Mauritius. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
National Sports Council of the Seychelles official Bernard Valentin, coach Vincent Cedras. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for the Seychelles at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Other sports
He won a gold medal in swimming at the 2003 Indian Ocean Games in Moka, Mauritius. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated below the knee in August 1980 due to injuries he sustained in a grenade explosion while he was serving in the army. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
14 2016 Javelin Throw F57 16.97