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Juliette Raymond

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW9-1

Further personal information

Languages
French, Spanish
Higher education
Sports Science - University of Grenoble: France

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age three in Risoul, France.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport by her father, who worked as a ski instructor. "I've always lived on skis, it's my whole life. I have been passionate about the cold, the snow, the freedom. Since my stroke my level is not the same, but little by little I have got closer to the sensations of before."

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
France

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Christian Femy. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
French alpine skier Tessa Worley. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2016)
Injuries
She sustained injuries to her fingers and her ankle, as well as a cervical trauma, during the 2017/18 season. (ledauphine.com, 31 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible. My accident neither stopped me nor slowed me. It helped me to learn how to fulfil my dreams." (Le Dauphine Libere, 15 Oct 2017)
Impairment
At age 16 she had a stroke, which resulted in hemiplegia affecting the left side of her body. (coca-cola-france.fr, 14 Oct 2016; Athlete, 13 Jul 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In November 2019 she announced her retirement from competitive skiing. "After four years in the world of elite sport that allowed me to realise some amazing things despite my impairment, it is time for me to start a new chapter." (ledauphine.com, 19 Nov 2019)