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Dimitri Pavade

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Residence
Toulouse, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Health Care Professional
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2016.
Club / Team
Athle 632 Tournefeuille: Toulouse, FRA
Name of coach
Remi Magro [club], from 2019

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
France

General interest

Hobbies
Socialising with friends, training at the gym, listening to music. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2019 and 2017 he was named Athlete of the Year for the city of Colomiers, France. (ville-colomiers.fr, 01 Dec 2019; Facebook page, 26 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (linfo.re, 11 Mar 2018)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated at age 18 after an accident at work. He was working on the docks in Reunion, France when a forklift truck, weighing 18 tonnes, rolled over his leg. (Jean Philippe Rouquie YouTube channel, 28 Nov 2018; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018; ladepeche.fr, 12 Sep 2016)
Other information
FROM REUNION TO FRANCE
Born in Le Port on the island of Reunion, a French overseas territory, he relocated to Toulouse in mainland France in 2013. After pursuing a professional aptitude certificate, he has worked as an orthopaedic and prosthesis technician in Toulouse. (LinkedIn profile, 02 Aug 2021; haute-garonne.fr, 01 Jun 2019; Jean Philippe Rouquie YouTube channel, 28 Nov 2018; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)