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Laure Ustaritz

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
English, French, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in October 2015.
Why this sport?
Initially a swimmer, she was inspired to take up athletics by her mother. "It was because of her. She already ran. I told myself that I wanted to do the same. I wanted to compete."
Club / Team
Association Thionvilloise Handisport: France
Training Regime
She has up to eight training sessions per week.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Travel, swimming. (Facebook page, 07 Oct 2019; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the T37 400m at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (republicain-lorrain.fr, 01 Sep 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Stephane Guehrar, and her family. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
French Para athlete Marie-Amelie Le Fur, French open water swimmer Aurelie Muller. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Other sports
She has won national titles in France in Para swimming. (republicain-lorrain.fr, 08 Sep 2016)
Famous relatives
Her mother Anne Ustaritz is a distance runner who has won medals at the European championships in the masters category. (republicain-lorrain.fr, 01 Sep 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (republicain-lorrain.fr, 04 Mar 2017)
Impairment
She has partial hemiplegia on the left side of her body. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018; republicain-lorrain.fr, 04 Mar 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works part-time as an assistant at a health consulting firm in Mexeville, France. She benefits from an agreement with her employer that allows her time off for training camps and competitions. (France 3 Grand Est YouTube channel, 11 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T37 Final 1 2017-07-20 7
Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T37 Heat 2 2019-11-10 9