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Romain Rosique

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Cran-Gevrier, FRA
English, French
Higher education

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-Nordic skiing during the 2005/06 northern hemisphere winter season.
Why this sport?
Before his accident he was involved in extreme sports like free ride snowboarding, surfing, alpine skiing and hiking. "In cross country skiing, I find all those things I did before. It allows me a certain amount of autonomy, which is the first thing you miss when you find yourself paralysed and in a wheelchair."
Club / Team
Handisport Annecien: Annecy, FRA
Name of coach
Benoit Gilly [national], FRA; Stephane Passeron, FRA; David Julien, FRA

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Riding his wheelchair in skateparks. (, 23 Nov 2012)
Most influential person in career
French Nordic ski coaches Stephane Passeron, Claude Terraz and Alain Marguerettaz. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
French free climbers Patrick Edlinger and Patrick Berthault, Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebrselassie. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in cross-country skiing and biathlon. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Feb 2014)
A snowboarding accident in 2003 resulted in paraplegia. (, 15 Mar 2010; Athlete, 07 Mar 2014)
Other information
In November 2012 he was invited to officially open France's first skate park featuring sections dedicated specifically to persons with reduced mobility, at the Bois-le-Roi sports centre. He performed a demonstration on the park in his wheelchair, alongside other skateboarders, BMX riders and rollerbladers. (, 23 Nov 2012)

He is a botanist and professional gardener. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2014; Facebook profile, 17 Dec 2014)


Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 12.5 km Individual Sitting Final Round 13
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 12
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 18
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 35
Men's 2.4 km Pursuit Sitting Final Round 11
Men's 2.4 km Pursuit Sitting Qualification 11
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 9
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 13
Men's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 14
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 14
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 5
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 16
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 2014-03-12 22
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 14
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 13