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Solene Jambaque

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Classification
LW9-2

Further personal information

Residence
Saint-Mamet, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Massage Therapist
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She learned to ski at age six at the Ski-Club de Peyragudes in France.
Club / Team
Ski Club de Peyragudes: France
Name of coach
Stephan Sazio [national], FRA; Michael Carriere [national], FRA

General interest

Hobbies
Badminton, free climbing, Latin culture. (VANOC, 12 Feb 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning multiple Paralympic medals, and becoming super combined and super G world champion in 2011. (skiclubpeyragudes.com, 07 Oct 2012)
Injuries
She had a third operation on her right knee in March 2009, which put her out of action for seven months. The injury was a result of her impairment. "I am hemiplegic on the right side so my muscle capacity is lower. It is my knee and my ligaments that compensate." (ladepeche.fr, 12 Mar 2010)
Impairment
She was born with hemiplegia, which causes paralysis of the arm, leg and trunk on the right side of her body. This has resulted in increased strain on her joints and ligaments. (ladepeche.fr, 23 Mar 2006)
Other information
YOUNG STAR IN TURIN
She was the youngest French competitor at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. She won the most medals of any French athlete at the event, claiming two golds, one silver and one bronze. (ladepeche.fr, 23 Mar 2006)

CLASSIFICATION CONTROVERSY
After winning four medals at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin, she was accused of having an advantage over her competitors, many of whom had limb deficiencies, as her impairment did not appear to be as severe. "I have had this illness since I was a baby. Internationally recognised doctors, mandated by the federations, have done their tests and judged the degree of my handicap. They decided I could participate." (france-paralympique.fr, 01 Dec 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Standing Final Round 1
Women's Slalom Standing Final Round 2
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 3
Women's Super-G Standing Final Round 1
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Standing Final Round 8
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 6
Women's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2
Women's Super-G Standing Final Round 4
Women's Downhill Standing Final Round 2
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Standing Final 2011-01-16 3
Women's Super-G Standing Final 2011-01-18 1
Women's Super-Combined Standing Final 2011-01-19 1
Women's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 5
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 4
Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing Final 2011-01-23 9999
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Standing Race 1 2013-02-20 3
Women's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 2
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 6
Women's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 6
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 5
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 4
Women's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 2
Women's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 3