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Gloria Agblemagnon

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Residence
Orléans, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
At age 13 she discovered she had a talent for throwing events.
Why this sport?
"I was better at throwing than other athletics events. I started with hammer and got into discus and shot put slightly later. By the time I was 15, I had realised this wasn't just a hobby for me. I wanted to pursue this seriously. I knew I could win medals internationally, but would have to train very hard."
Club / Team
Saran Loiret Athletic Club [SLAC]: France
Name of coach
Maxime Bauchet [club]
Training Regime
She does six training sessions a week.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
France

General interest

Hobbies
Drawing. (fondshs.fr, 05 Jun 2020)
Hero / Idol
French Para athlete Marie-Amelie Le Fur. (lyc-paul-gauguin-orleans.tice.ac-orleans-tours.fr, 16 Oct 2016)
Famous relatives
Her father Guy is a former professional football player, who played goalkeeper for the Togolese national team. Her brother, Yorgan, is a professional footballer also playing as a goalkeeper, and debuted for Togo in 2017. (lest-eclair.fr, 10 Dec 2020; africatopsports.com, 24 Mar 2017; larep.fr, 13 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (paralympic.org, 04 Jul 2018)
Other information
POSTPONEMENT RAISES BAR
She said that prior to the postponement of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo she was aiming to win any medal at the event, but following the postponement she believes the extra year of preparation means she is capable of winning gold. "I was not disappointed with the postponement as it gave me another year to progress, even if that means my opponents have the same opportunity. Nevertheless, before the lockdown my goal was simply to make the podium, but now with an extra year of training I think I should be aiming for the top step of the podium. But 2021 is going to be a difficult year, seeing how the training situation and competition calendar plays out, plus it will be my final year of studies." (fondshs.fr, 05 Jul 2020)

RIO EXPERIENCE
She said the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were a turning point for both her sporting and psychological development. "I wasn't training enough before Rio. It was after that unique experience that I realised the value of training, how much harder I'd have to work to compete at that level. I didn't realise the scale of the event in the beginning, how big everything would be. But as the days went by, I started getting really stressed. It was difficult." (paralympic.org, 04 Jul 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final Round 2016-09-10 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final 1 2017-07-18 7