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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE
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Luc Dessart

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Ans, BEL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-shooting in 1985.
Why this sport?
As an adolescent he swam, played basketball and table tennis. By 1985 his illness prevented him from taking part in these activities, so he switched to shooting because it was 'particularly well adapted to my handicap.'
Club / Team
A.S.C.T.R : Brussels, BEL

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
He does not like to be considered more or less worthy of merit than able-bodied athletes. "Just like them, we battle to be the best in our sport. No more, no less." (lesoir.be, 14 Aug 1996)
Impairment
At age 13 he began feeling the first symptoms of acute muscular dystrophy, which three decades later left him dependant on a wheelchair. (lesoir.be, 14 Aug 1996)