Axel Alletru

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Attiches, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2011 at the Hope Centre for Rehabilitation in Lille, France.
Why this sport?
His physiotherapist Anne Ryckelynck got him involved in the sport.
Club / Team
Ronchin Olympique Club: France
Name of coach
Romain Vandromme [club]
Training Regime
He trains twice a day, six days a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Tennis, extreme sports, cycling, cars. (Facebook page, 30 Mar 2015)
Other sports
Before his accident he had been European champion in BMX. He was also a junior world champion in motocross. (axel-alletru.com, 03 Feb 2014)
Impairment
In 2010 he was involved in a motocross accident while competing in the Latvian MX2 GP. The crash resulted in paraplegia. (lavoixdunord.fr, 11 Apr 2014; mx-bretagne.com, 24 Feb 2014)