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Tanguy De La Forest

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Family
Partner Gaelle
Residence
France
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Sports Administrator
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Marketing - Paris Sorbonne University: France

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting at age seven in Rennes, France.
Why this sport?
"I come from a very sporty family but I realised early on there would be sports I could not participate in, which was a little frustrating. When I was age seven I went to a fair where they had a shooting competition and I won."
Club / Team
Association Sportive du Cercle du Bois de Boulogne: Paris, FRA

International debut

Year
1997
Competing for
France

General interest

Famous relatives
His partner Gaelle Edon has represented France in shooting Para sport at the world championships and European championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Jul 2022; declicetaudace.com, 01 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (groupebpce.com, 08 Apr 2022)
Impairment
As an infant he was diagnosed with type 2 spinal muscular atrophy. The neuromuscular condition caused significant weakness in his muscles and meant he began using a wheelchair at age 11. (declicetaudace.com, 01 Mar 2020; banquepopulaire.fr, 01 Dec 2009)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as secretary general of the French Paralympic and Sports Committee, and as vice president of the French Para Sport Federation [FFH]. He has also served as a member of the board of the organising committee of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. "When I'm training or competing, I'm thinking exclusively about shooting. Conversely, I try to be present and to best fulfil my function as secretary general outside of the sporting arena." (fftir.org, 11 Jun 2021; Twitter profile, 07 Feb 2020; paralympic.org, 24 Sep 2018; handisport.org, 17 Apr 2018; LinkedIn profile, 2018)

BUSINESS CAREER
He and his sister Patricia co-founded Defi RH, a recruitment company for people with an impairment based in Paris, France. He has also worked as a partner and development manager at Home Diffusion, an advertising and marketing company based in Rennes, France, which was founded by his father. (declicetaudace.com, 01 Mar 2020; ombresetlumiere.fr, 03 Jun 2013; viadeo.com; defirh.fr, 14 Apr 2011)

LOOKING FOR DETAILS
He is always in search of changes to his shooting process which could help him to improve it. "I do not shoot the same way from one year to another. I like to change my position and to modify something, always. I like to keep on searching for something better, as well as face new challenges. It's not because I want to get into, trouble, but because I don't want to rest on my laurels." (fftir.org, 11 Jun 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Preliminary 12
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Preliminary 20
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 8
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 7
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 10
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-23 13
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 16
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2012-09-01 11
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 2012-09-02 5
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2012-09-02 1
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 8
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Final 2014-07-21 3
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 26
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2016-09-10 8
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 2016-09-10 4
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Final Round 2016-09-13 4
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2016-09-13 2
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 28
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 18
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 6
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Final 2018-05-05 6
Team R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 1