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Marie-Morgane Dessart

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Marine Antoine

Further personal information

Family
Partner Jean-Christophe Bellefroid
Residence
Avennes, BEL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1993 in Haute Nendaz, Switzerland.
Why this sport?
Her family enjoyed skiing and encouraged her to take up the sport.

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Belgium

General interest

Hero / Idol
Canadian goalball player and para-alpine skier Viviane Forest. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (rtbf.be, 21 Oct 2016)
Impairment
She was born with a visual impairment. She only has 10% sight in her left eye. "I have a central vision in the way you would look through a pair of binoculars. When I am at the top of a mountain I can’t see the landscape nor distance. It is like there is a big white surface in front of me." (sudinfo.be, 04 Dec 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-08 4
Women's Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-10 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-30 9
Women's Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-31 9