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Sylvain Brechet

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Family
Daughters Chloe and Margot
Residence
Méribel, FRA
Occupation
Engineer
Languages
English, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried snowboarding in 1990, and continued with the sport following his accident in 2005.
Why this sport?
He liked the sport because it was new and exciting.
Club / Team
Handisport Lyonnais: France

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
France
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Gardening. (Athlete, 19 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming French champion in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and finishing 10th in the World Cup race in Trentino, Italy, in the 2015/16 season. (Athlete, 19 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career
French snowboarder Pierre Vaultier. (Athlete, 19 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always further." (Athlete, 19 Jun 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied snowboardcross events. He has also competed in Para swimming at national level. (beynost.fr, 22 Apr 2013; Facebook profile, 15 Jun 2018, 21 Apr 2018; handisportlyonnais.com, 08 Jan 2018)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated following an accident in August 2004. (Athlete, 19 Jun 2016)