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Marie Desirella Brandy Perrine

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Rose Hill, MRI
Languages
Creole, English, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2014 in Bambous, Mauritius.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try Para sports by Veronique Marisson, the president of the Physically Impaired Persons Sports Federation [PHYSFED]. "I chose this sport because I was already impressed by other athletes. I loved it because it makes me feel happy. It was a challenge."
Club / Team
Curepipe Handisports: Mauritius
Name of coach
Maxwell Drack, MRI, from 2014

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Mauritius
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games, watching television. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
US wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Injuries
She sustained an injury to her left shoulder in 2017. (lemauricien.com, 11 Aug 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard and always aim higher." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2013, 2016, and 2017 she was named Female Para Athlete of the Year by the Mauritius Sports Council. (mauritiussportscouncil.com, 01 Jan 2018; lepoint.mu, 30 Mar 2017; goc2020.govmu.org, 24 Jan 2014)

In August 2015 she received the Young Athlete Award from the Mauritius Sports Council. (mauritiussportscouncil.com, 01 Jan 2015)
Other sports
She competed in wheelchair tennis at the 2016 Mauritius Open. (itftennis.com, 01 Jan 2016; lemauricien.com, 24 Dec 2014)
Impairment
She was born with a malformation to her feet. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 2 2016-09-08 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-15 6
Women's 100 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-23 7