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David Ornaque

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F54, T53

Further personal information

Family
Wife and three children

Sport specific information

Club / Team
AJS La Garde: France

General interest

Impairment
In August 2016 he was paralysed in a motorcycle accident. (alemetropolitan.fr, 11 Apr 2018; varmatin.com, 17 Apr 2018)
Other information
MOTIVATION
He was determined to maintain his sense of purpose and wholeness after he was paralysed. "Some fall into depression, but I was not wired for it. I did up to five hours of rehabilitation a day. Disability is now part of me, it's a fact, but it's not me." Five months after he learned he was paralysed, he participated in a race in Marseille. "This new life is different, but it is just as beautiful. One can touch the flesh, but nothing must reach the mind. I have always loved sport for the values that are taught in addition to surpassing oneself. When I heard about the race in Marseille, I still had tubes coming out of my skin." (lemetropolitan.fr, 11 Apr 2018)