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Romain Riboud

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW9-2

Further personal information

Residence
France
Occupation
Consultant, Manager
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Communications, Management, Marketing - EMLYON Business School: France

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age three in Tignes, France, as his parents were both ski monitors. "In Tignes, once you know how to walk, you know how to ski."
Why this sport?
He skied for a long time for pleasure, without much interest for competition. Ultimately, his kinesitherapist Anne David encouraged him to take up the sport more seriously.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you are going to do something, do it properly to the end, and have no regrets." (romainriboud.webnode.fr, 04 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for France at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (la-croix.com, 11 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He was born with hemiplegia, resulting in paralysis of the arm, leg and trunk on the left side of his body. (romainriboud.webnode.fr, 04 Jan 2011)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from international competition in 2015 to concentrate on a career in management and consultancy. (LinkedIn profile, 18 Dec 2018; albertville-handisport.com, 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom LW3,5/7,9 Final Round 9999
Men's Downhill LW3,5/7,9 Final Round 5
Men's Super-G LW3,5/7,9 Final Round 2
Men's Giant Slalom LW3,5/7,9 Final Round 2
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 23
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 16
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 21
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 11
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 11
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 24
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-21 4
Men's Super-Combined Standing Final 2009-02-23 9
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2009-02-23 9
Men's Super-G Standing Run 2 2009-02-24 14
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2009-02-28 15
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2013-02-20 12
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 10
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 7
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 4
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 12
Men's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-09 7
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 8
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2015-03-04 4
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2015-03-05 6
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2015-03-07 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 9
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 9999