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Michel Filteau

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Quebec, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He has been competing in athletics since 1996.
Why this sport?
He prefers individual sports that enable him to be solely responsible for his own performance.
Club / Team
Sherbrooke: Canada
Name of coach
Jean Laroche

General interest

Injuries
In 2003 he required reconstruction surgery on his left shoulder. (paralympic.ca, 11 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
He received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Canadian Paralympic Committee [CPC] in February 2013. (newswire.ca, 27 Feb 2013)
Impairment
He lost the use of his legs at age 23 after being involved in a car accident. (athletismesherbrooke.com, 29 Apr 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 11
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 23
Men's 10000 m T54 Final Round 12
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 1 8
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 16
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 9
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 9
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 5 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 26
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 2 7
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T53/54 Heat 3 2011-01-24 5
Men's 1500 m T53/54 Heat 1 2011-01-25 8
Men's Marathon T53/54 Final 2011-01-30 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 2012-09-09 26