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Orianne Lopez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F63, T63

Further personal information

Residence
Montpellier, FRA
Occupation
Advisor, Medical Professional
Languages
French, Spanish, English
Higher education
Medicine, Sports Medicine - University of Montpellier: France

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began athletics in 2003, at age 14, in Montpellier, France.
Why this sport?
She practised a lot of sports [swimming, table tennis, handball] as she grew up, but always wanted to change after one season. In 2003 she saw French Para sprinter Dominique Andre competing and was inspired to take up the sport. "I liked the diversity of the disciplines and the trainings."
Club / Team
Handisport Beziers [FRA] / Montpellier Athletic Mediterranee Metropole [FRA]:
Name of coach
Jean-Louis Jacob

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
France
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL

General interest

Hobbies
Medicine, politics. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in 200m at the 2009 U23 World Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. Reaching the final of the T42 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Christine Sarradel, French Para athletes Dominique Andre and her family. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Italian Para athlete Martina Caironi. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Injuries
In 2005 she sprained her wrist. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (talenteo.fr, 31 Oct 2012)
Impairment
She was born without the femur in her right leg [femoral agenesis]. She began wearing a prosthesis at age 16 months. (objectifgard.com, 31 Mar 2013; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T42 Final 2011-01-25 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T42 Final Round 2012-09-05 9
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2013-07-22 6
Women's 100 m T42 Final 1 2013-07-27 7