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Cedric Fevre

Shooting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Nolay, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting competitively at age 11 in Dijon, France. "At age eight my parents signed me up to a Para sports club in Dijon, initially just so I could learn to swim and meet other people with an impairment. One day, the president of the club asked me to come and try sport shooting. I had never been attracted by the world of guns, but I was curious and went along. I showed potential, and decided to start competing at age 11."
Why this sport?
"I think it's a sport that corresponds perfectly to my personality, which is calm and introverted. Sport is my entire life, and when I'm not doing it myself, I'm usually watching it on television, no matter what type of sport it may be."
Club / Team
Societe de Tir et d'Education Physique [STEP] Chalon-sur-Saone: France
Name of coach
Eric Viller [national]; Valerian Sauveplane [national]
Training Regime
He trains about 20 hours weekly.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
France

General interest

Nicknames
The Emperor (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hobbies
Cycling with his father. (fftir.org, 05 Feb 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (cedric-fevre.fr, 07 Oct 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (uniopss.asso.fr, 15 Nov 2012)
Hero / Idol
French sprinter Marie-Jose Perec. (uniopss.asso.fr, 15 Nov 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Concentration and controlling your emotions are essential qualities. There is also the technical aspect which is very precise and repetitive. The level of skill at international competitions never stops increasing, so we must always question our methods to continue to evolve and progress. My strengths are concentration and thoroughness and controlling my emotions. My weakness is that I lack confidence in myself." (macommune.info, 10 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 a gym was named after him at the Marie Therese Eyquem Sport Complex in Talant, France. (Facebook page, 20 Oct 2017)

He received a Legion of Honour medal from the president of France in February 2013. (lejsl.com, 03 Mar 2013)

In 2011 he was presented with the Medal of the City of Chalon in France. (infos-chalon.com, 21 Mar 2011)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and to compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (cedric-fevre.fr, 07 Oct 2018; france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 20 Oct 2017; fftir.org, 05 Feb 2021)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (bienpublic.com, 31 Dec 2010)
Other information
LONDON HIGH, RIO LOW
After winning a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London he admitted that the pressure and expectation of being Paralympic champion affected him four years later at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he failed to qualify for the final in both his events. "It was difficult to continue after London 2012. I had more expectations and pressure in 2016. My preparation for Rio went well, but in the competition it just didn't come together." (cedric-fevre.fr, 07 Oct 2018)

HEART RATE
He claims to have a slower heart rate than the average, at around 50 to 55 beats per minute while at rest, which he believes helps him during competitions. "I am introvert. I think that's an advantage in this sport. It matches my character perfectly." (fftir.org, 05 Feb 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2010-07-17 30
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-19 13
Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 2010-07-20 20
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2010-07-23 16
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-23 41
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2012-09-01 1
R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 2012-09-01 1
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2012-09-04 11
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Qualification 2012-09-05 7
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Final Round 2012-09-05 7
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-21 31
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 20
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2014-07-22 30
Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 2014-07-25 25
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-10 26
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 19
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 24
R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 14
Team R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 7