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Cyril Charles



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Shop Assistant
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

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. (, 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)
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)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final Round 2016-09-12 14