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Thomas Mendez

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Camille [2015]
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He wanted to continue pursuing sports after recovering from his accident. He discovered that STM Chaumont club was readily accessible for people with an impairment, and that shooting was cheaper than other Para sports that required expensive equipment. To help maintain his physical fitness he also began playing wheelchair tennis and golf.
Why this sport?
He started off rifle shooting, which he believes was crucial to learn the basics of the sport, before switching to pistol shooting. He preferred the pistol because the equipment is less complicated and cheaper.
Club / Team
STM Chaumont: France

General interest

Hobbies
Motor sport. (Facebook profile, 10 Jun 2016)
Impairment
He was involved in a motorcycle accident at age 20 that resulted in paraplegia. (ville-chaumont.fr, 01 May 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as treasurer for the regional Para sport committee in Chaumont, France, and in 2018/19 he was serving as president of the Para Sport Committee of the Haute Marne Department in France. (extranet.handisport.org, 01 Apr 2019; ville-chaumont.fr, 01 May 2011)