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Nicolas Brignone

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Photographer
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2011.
Why this sport?
A friend encouraged him to go and meet French wheelchair racer Pierre Fairbank at the Numa-Daly Stadium in Noumea, New Caledonia. "I saw his accomplishments at the [Paralympic] Games and that gave me the will to try it. I returned the following day and then I said that I would go to the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro."
Club / Team
Handi Club Caledonien: Nouméa, NCL
Name of coach
Olivier Deniaud [national, personal], FRA; Vincent Brignone [father]
Training Regime
He trains at the Numa-Daly Stadium in Noumea, New Caledonia.

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
France
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA

General interest

Most influential person in career
His father Vincent. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
French wheelchair racer Pierre Fairbank. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I never lose, I learn." (france-paralympique.fr, 14 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he received an acknowledgement from the government of New Caledonia in recognition of his sporting results. (lemagdugouv.nc, 11 Aug 2017)

He was named the 2013 Para Athlete of the Year in New Caledonia. (ctos.nc.nz, 02 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ctos.nc, 09 Dec 2019)
Impairment
He was injured in a motorcycle accident in 2009. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; ctos.nc, 09 Dec 2019)
Other information
HERITAGE
He was born and lives in Noumea, New Caledonia, a special collectivity of France. (Facebook profile, 26 Feb 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T53 Semifinal 3 2013-07-21 14
Men's 200 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 13
Men's 100 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-25 9
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-27 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-22 10
Men's 200 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-25 8
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-25 8
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-27 9999
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-29 13
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2015-10-31 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 2016-09-09 6
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2016-09-10 5
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Heat 2 2016-09-16 9999
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 2017-07-16 8
Men's 200 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-16 8
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2017-07-18 7
Men's 400 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-18 7
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2017-07-19 7
Men's 800 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-20 6
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 2017-07-23 11