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Redouane Hennouni-Bouzidi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Residence
Amiens, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began practising athletics in Amiens, France, in 2007. He began competing alongside able-bodied runners, and once he could not compete with them he switched to Para athletics in 2017.
Why this sport?
"It was by chance. I wanted to run and enrolled in the Amiens Universite Club because I just could not do nothing. I haven't stopped since."
Club / Team
Amiens Universite Club: France
Name of coach
Pascal Machat, from 2020

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T38 1500m at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (France 3 Hauts-de-France YouTube channel, 06 Nov 2018)
Hero / Idol
French athlete Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 24 Aug 2018)
Injuries
He suffered from a back injury in 2017 after falling during 3000m steeplechase training. (handisport-hautsdefrance.org, 22 Aug 2018; courrier-picard.fr, 20 Mar 2018)

He sustained a tibia-fibula fracture after returning from the accident that led to his impairment, which caused him to stop figure skating. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 24 Aug 2018; courrier-picard.fr, 20 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I am a warrior, and warriors go until the end." (France 3 Hauts-de-France YouTube channel, 06 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He has taken part in cross-country competitions at national level. (laplainedesvosgesinfo.fr, 09 Mar 2019; gazettesports.fr, 22 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 24 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He has paralysis on the right side of his body due to a head injury he sustained while figure skating. "I was trying a double-twist jump when my head struck [another skater's] skate. I was hospitalised and underwent brain surgery to remove a blood clot." (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 24 Aug 2018; courrier-picard.fr, 20 Mar 2018)