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James Leroux

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
SB9

Further personal information

Residence
Repentigny, QC, CAN
Languages
English, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to swim at age five, and took part in his first competitive meet at age eight.
Club / Team
CHP-Quebec: Canada
Name of coach
Mike Thompson [personal], CAN

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends, playing computer games. (swimming.ca, 07 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para swimmer Benoit Huot. (hebdorivenord.com, 27 May 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named co-winner of the 2019 Male Para Swimmer of the Year award from Swimming Canada. (swimming.ca, 30 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He has muscle atrophy in his right leg from the knee down. (hebdorivenord.com, 27 May 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2015-07-15 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2015-07-15 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-18 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2016-09-08 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2016-09-08 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 7