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Richard Mimale

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46, F46

Further personal information

Residence
L'Isle-de-Noé, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Commercial Diver
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at the Auch Union Club Handisport in 2013.
Why this sport?
He played football from a young age and returned to the sport six months after his accident. One of his friends worked with Para athletes and encouraged him to also try training as a sprinter at the local club. "Despite my impairment, I was able to maintain my speed capabilities. I always liked the sprint, so that's why it was my choice."
Club / Team
Auch Union Club Handisport : France

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is important to aim high, again and again. Don't rest on your past achievements, but use them to achieve other goals. An athlete needs to win and must be nourished by victories to continue to grow." (wearesport.fr, 11 Aug 2014)
Other sports
He played amateur club football before and after his accident, winning the Coupe du Gers in the Gers district of France with his team in 2013. (ladepeche.fr, 08 Feb 2014; wearesport.fr, 11 Aug 2014)
Impairment
His left arm was amputated above the elbow in October 2011 as a result of a car accident. (wearesport.fr, 11 Aug 2014; ladepeche.fr, 08 Feb 2014)