French Paralympic 100m champion and world long jump silver medallist (T44) Marie-Amelie Le Fur reveals her three heroes for this week’s #Superhero Sunday.
The 26-year-old has maintained her place in the para-athletics limelight since 2006, when she won three silvers at the IPC Athletics World Championships on her international debut.
Since then Le Fur has secured a multitude of world, Paralympic and European medals. Her fine form looks to be continuing this year too; she sits second in the women’s T44 world rankings over 100m and 200m, and most impressively, tops the long jump T44 rankings after leaping a new world record 5.48m in France in June.
The question is – what medals can she add to her impressive collection at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships next month?
Here are Marie-Amelie Le Fur’s heroes:
1. Sebastien Barc (French Paralympic sprinter, won seven medals from two Paralympic Games - 2000 and 2004)
For all his advice when I decided to start athletics again after my accident.
2. Philippe Crozion (French para-athlete and first quadruple amputee to swim the English Channel)
For his speech on the love for life and the need to address challenges.
3. My family
For their presence and understanding.
Marie-Amelie Le Fur will be one of 1,400 athletes from 100 countries who will compete at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, between 22-31 October.