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Typhaine Solde

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Residence
Tours, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2016 and took part in her first competition in early 2017.
Why this sport?
She played handball for three years and judo before the amputation. She took up Para athletics because she needed to run again after her surgery. "I didn't like running but after the illness I had this will of running. I don't know why but I have this need of taking out all my energy." She then discovered running blades during a manufacturer presentation in 2016 and decided to take up the sport. "There I met [French Para athlete] Marie-Amelie Le Fur. I was so excited. Running helps me think about other things, and to improve myself. I like the spirit of competition and seeing what I am capable of."
Club / Team
A3 Tours: France
Name of coach
Guillaume Bonnet
Training Regime
She trains at the Para athletics prospects national training hub in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France.

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
France

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (futursport.org, 02 May 2020)
Hero / Idol
French Para athlete Marie-Amelie Le Fur. (futursport.org, 02 May 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Focus on the path you have to go on, and don't regret what you've been through. All the experiences and scars have made you the person you are." (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 08 Mar 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris, and to win a Paralympic medal. (ouest-france.fr, 03 Nov 2019; byathlete.com, 09 Apr 2020; futursport.org, 02 May 2020)
Impairment
At age 11 her lower right leg was amputated due to osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. (actu.fr, 07 May 2019; ouest-france.fr, 07 Mar 2017; byathlete.com, 09 Apr 2020)
Other information
PARA SPORT MEDIA COVERAGE
She is hopeful the 2020 and 2024 Paralympic Games will help improve the media coverage of Para sports. "We are clearly not publicised enough. There are incredible athletes in athletics, but also in all the other sports. For example, Marie-Amelie Le Fur, who has won gold medals, we hear very little about it, while other world record holders also do not get the media coverage they deserve. The last world championships in Dubai went unnoticed. It was the first time the world championships had not been on television in France. I hope that the Paralympic Games [in 2020 and 2024] will make a difference because a lot of initiatives are being put in place. People are becoming more and more interested in Para sport, and I remain convinced that if some Para sport championships were to be on television, people would be interested. They just don't dare to do it, lest it not be looked at enough, but I'm sure people would be interested to see it." (futursport.org, 02 May 2020)