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Denis Barbet

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10

Further personal information

Residence
France
Languages
French
Higher education
Engineering, Hydrology

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He had learned to ski as a child, and took the sport up again in 2001, two years after the accident that resulted in paraplegia.
Name of coach
Michael Charriere [national], FRA

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Strong in the body, strong in the mind, and strong on the skis." (informations.handicap.fr, 21 Oct 2002)
Awards and honours
He won the Most Improved award at the 2012 Night of Champions awards ceremony for the Rhone Alpes region of France, for his achievements in para-sailing. (handivoile74.canalblog.com, 17 Nov 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in para-sailing at national level. (handisport-rhonealpes.org, 28 Jun 2014)
Impairment
In 1989 a paragliding accident resulted in paraplegia. (valdabondance.com, 21 Apr 2006)