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Christophe Tanche



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Valenciennes, FRA
Higher education
Commercial Studies - University of Valenciennes: France

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 19 at Onnaing Shooting Range in France.
Why this sport?
Before his accident in 1997, he played athletics, tennis and badminton. After his accident he did not want his wheelchair to become an obstacle to his previous sporting life, so he tried shooting and found he was good at it and enjoyed it. His father was also a shooter.
Club / Team
Avenir d'Onnaing Tir Sportif: France
Name of coach
Eric Viller [national]; Valerian Sauveplane [national]

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Chris (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jacques Meuret, and his father. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Take victory with modesty, take defeat with philosophy." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
He received an acknowledgement in 2017 from the municipality of Onnaing, France, as recognition for his participation at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 01 Sep 2017)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 22 Nov 2016)
He has paraplegia as a result of a scooter accident in 1997. (, 01 Dec 2007)
Other information
He has served as vice-president of the Sporting Association for Impaired People of Hainaut Valenciennes [ASHHV] in France. (, 29 Jun 2018)


Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-21 34
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2014-07-22 5
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 43
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 15
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 32
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 12
R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 35
Team R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 7