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Raphael Voltz

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Family
Wife Valerie, children Amandine and Maelys
Residence
Strasbourg, FRA
Occupation
Fisherman
Languages
French, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 1991 in Strasbourg, France.
Why this sport?
He started it as a hobby, and loves the patience and precision required to succeed in the sport.
Club / Team
Ostwald Shooting Society: Strasbourg, FRA
Name of coach
Jacques Meuret [national]
Coach from which country?
France

International debut

Year
1995
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championship
Location
France

General interest

Nicknames
Raph (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hobbies
Fishing, basketball, table tennis, tennis, football. (sitemap.dna.fr, 18 Mar 2009; Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and the 2010 World Championship in Zagreb, Croatia. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
Stephane Bonmartel. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol
French football manager Arsene Wenger. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"No superstitions or rituals. I am simply very organised." (region-alsace.eu, 01 Aug 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give your all and have no regrets." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Ambitions
To travel around the world through his sport. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Impairment
At age 17 he was involved in a diving accident which resulted in quadriplegia. (mairie-saales.fr, 03 Feb 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Preliminary 4
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Final Round 5
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Preliminary 5
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Final Round 2
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 7
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 2
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2010-07-21 1
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-23 2
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2012-09-01 7
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2012-09-02 6