Yannick Bourseaux

Yannick Bourseaux

Nordic Skiing | Triathlon


Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Daughter Ines [2009]
Aubière, FRA
English, French
Higher education
Coaching, Sport Studies - University of Auvergne: France

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up triathlon at age 14 and competed for the French national able-bodied triathlon squad until his accident. He began competing in Para triathlon in 2006.
Why this sport?
Triathlon has always been his passion. He became more serious about Para triathlon after participating at the 2011 World Championships in Beijing, People's Republic of China, where he noticed that the competitiveness of the sport had increased since he had first tried it. He decided to commit to Para triathlon in 2013 when it was announced that the sport would make its Paralympic debut at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Club / Team
Triathlon Academie Montlucon: France
Name of coach
Nicolas Becker [national], FRA

General interest

Yannos (, 2017)
Nordic skiing, mountain biking. (, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (, 2017)
In June 2021 he fell off his bicycle during the Aydat Triathlon in France. He injured his right quadriceps femoris [thigh muscle], broke a finger on his left hand and landed heavily on his back. He returned to cycling five days after the accident, before starting swimming again in early July, and running five days later, despite still suffering pain when running. (, 13 Jul 2021;, 17 Jul 2021)

In early 2017 he was affected by injuries that prevented him from competing at the Gold Coast World Series in Queensland, Australia, the Yokohama World Series in Japan, and the World Cup event in Besancon, France. He returned to international competition at the 2017 European Championships in Kitzbuhel, Austria. (, 12 Jun 2017;, 2017)

He suffered an Achilles tendon injury in July 2014. He returned to competition at the 2015 Buffalo City World Event in New York, United States of America. (, 27 Feb 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Where the will is great, the difficulties disappear." (, 03 May 2021)
Other sports
He was a member of the French national able-bodied triathlon team before his accident. He also competed in Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006 and 2010, and at the 2017 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Aug 2021;, 15 Jan 2014; Twitter profile, 29 Jul 2021)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Twitter profile, 29 Jul 2021;, 03 May 2021)
A cycling accident in 2004 left his right arm paralysed. (, 15 Jan 2014)
Other information
He is a qualified national triathlon coach. (, 14 Mar 2011)


Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 9
Men's 1x3.75/2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 7
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 23
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 24
Men's 5 km Standing Final Round 15
Men's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 11
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1x4 / 2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 6
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 9
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 18
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 18
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Final Round 9
Men's 3 km Pursuit Standing Qualification 4
Men's 12.5 km Individual Standing Final Round 7
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 5
Men's Short Distance Standing Final 2013-02-28 10
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2013-03-01 12
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2013-03-03 2
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 16
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men PT4 Final Round 2016-09-10 5