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Thierry Cibone

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35, F34

Further personal information

Residence
New Caledonia
Occupation
Coach
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
His talent for throwing was spotted when he attended the 1999 Caledonian national championships as a coach. He took up the sport in 2000.
Why this sport?
"A few minutes before the competition [at the 1999 Caledonian national championships], I was working on the warm-up exercises with my athletes. The president of the league at that time noticed that I had innate throwing qualities. He came up to me and asked if I was interested in Para sports. I immediately grabbed my chance. I told him I was very interested. I came back to Lifou, my island, with the athletes and a few weeks later I went back to Noumea to train."
Club / Team
Club Handisport de Lifou: New Caledonia
Name of coach
Olivier Deniaud [national], FRA

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
France
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS

General interest

Hobbies
Music, fishing. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
French footballer Christian Karembeu. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was co-flag bearer of the New Caledonia team at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa. He shared the role alongside swimmer Charlotte Robin and footballer Bertrand Kai. (la1ere.francetvinfo.fr, 22 Jun 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (handicap.nc, 16 May 2019)
Other information
COACH
He is a member of the coaching staff at the French training hub in New Caledonia. Besides being a high performance Para athlete, he coaches basketball, table tennis and athletics in Lifou, New Caledonia for the Sports and Youth Direction of the New Caledonia government. (gouv.nc, 03 Jun 2019; handisport-lemag.org, 01 May 2018; ittfoceania.com, 15 Jun 2017; tennisdetable-nc.nc, 13 Nov 2020)

BREAK
After a two-year break from sport he returned to international competition in June 2015 at the Grand Prix event in Grosseto, Italy. (lnc.nc, 11 Jun 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 1
Men's Javelin F35 Final Round 1
Men's Discus Throw F35 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F35/36 Final Round 9
Men's Shot Put F35/36 Final Round 5
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F35 Final Round 3
Men's Discus Throw F35 Final Round 4
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F35 Final Round 1
Men's Discus Throw F35 Final Round 1
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 2011-01-22 1
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final 2011-01-24 8
Men's Javelin F33/34 Final 2011-01-27 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F33/34 Final Round 2012-09-01 4
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final Round 2012-09-07 11
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F34 Final 1 2015-10-22 4
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2015-10-26 7