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RADIUS Louis
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthSuresnes, FRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
One son
Residence
Dinard, FRA
Occupation
Advisor, Athlete, Coach, Sports Administrator
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Sport Studies - Paris-Nanterre University: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 1996 in Paris-Versailles, France. Prior to that he was involved in dancing, American football and tennis.
Why this sport?
His mother enrolled him into an athletics club after watching him accepting running challenges from a friend. "Athletics has always been more than just about results for me. Running is a beautiful way to develop my aptitudes, both physical and mental. What I've learnt over these years, in the good times as well as the bad, will serve me in life for every day that follows."
Club / Team
Entente Athletique du Pays de Broceliande [FRA] / Paris Universite Club [FRA]:
Name of coach
Stephane Delys, FRA
Training Regime
He runs around 400 kilometres a month.
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
France
Tournament
World Championship
Location
Assen, NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Loulou (Facebook profile, 26 Sep 2017)
Hobbies
Dancing, music. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, winning silver medals at the 2015 and 2017 World Championships, and winning two gold medals at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and his first coach. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US American football player Emmitt Smith, Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Injuries
In mid-2017 he suffered from tendonitis in his knee and foot pain. (blog.derichebourg-multiservices.com, 26 Jul 2017; enroutepourrio.eu, 13 Jul 2017)

In 2014 he suffered from a sprained ankle in May and an Achilles tendon injury in July. (eap-broceliande.com, 12 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When we have an objective, no matter what happens or how long it takes, you must never let go of hope. Believe until the very end. All your efforts will pay off one day or another." (Facebook profile, 22 Oct 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was made a Knight of the National Order of Merit by the president of France. (LinkedIn profile, 28 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (LinkedIn profile, 28 Jul 2018)
Impairment
He was born with hemiplegia, which affects the movement of his left arm and left leg. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a technical and sports advisor for the Ministry of Sports in France. (LinkedIn profile, 28 Jul 2018)

FURTHER STUDIES
He has earned several diplomas in the fields of sports, coaching, evaluation and physical preparation, nutrition sciences and wellbeing studies. (LinkedIn profile, 28 Jul 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 1500m T38 4:17.19
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2006 200m T38 27.48
12 2006 400m T38 59.62
5 2006 4 x 400m Relay T35-38 4:14.41
3 2015 800m T38 2:05.39
2 2015 1500m T38 4:10.17
6 2017 800m T38 2:05.12
2 2017 1500m T38 4:12.25
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 1500m T38 4:21.44
1 2016 1500m T38 4:20.01
1 2016 800m T38 2:06.11
2 2018 1500m T38 4:16.66