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Rachel Lardiere



Impairment information

S7, SB5, SM6

Further personal information


Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She had competed in several sports before her accident and took up swimming after. At first she had no desire to compete, but as she trained she naturally progressed into competitive swimming.
Club / Team
AS Handivienne: Vienne, FRA
Training Regime
She trains three times a week.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (, 10 Apr 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Yann Eric Fouille. (IPC, 3 Nov 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have nothing to lose, everything is possible, don't underestimate anyone and enjoy yourself." (IPC, 3 Nov 2009)
Other sports
Before her accident she practised judo. She had a black belt and was about to achieve the rank of second Dan. (, 10 Apr 2019)
She has paraplegia as a result of an accident while practising gymnastics. (, 2008;, 10 Apr 2019)
Other information
She works in emergency services at the hospital of Vienne, France. (, 10 Apr 2019)

She has served as vice-president of the Association Sportive Handivienne club in Vienne, France. (, 2015;, 10 Apr 2019)


Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 6
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 4
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 6