Five facts about…..France’s Mandy Francois-Elie

Can Mandy Francois-Elie retain the two sprint world titles she won in 2013 - and add another in the 400m? 10 Oct 2015
Mandy Francois-Elie sprinting on a tartan track leading the field.

Mandy Francois-Elie won the first gold medal for France at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon.


1. Francois-Elie holds the world records in the 100m and 200m T37.

2. The 26-year-old grew up on the island of Martinique in the eastern Caribbean.

3. She was awarded the French Legion of Honour in 2013 for her Paralympic success in London.

4. In 2008, just months before suffering a stroke, she set a new national record over 400m, clocking 55:23.

5. Francois-Elie is the reigning 100m T37 Paralympic, world and European champion.

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