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Yohann Taberlet

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Residence
Morzine, FRA
Occupation
Customs Officer
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Commerce - IUT Annecy: France

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age two in Morzine, France. He went on to compete in the sport as an able-bodied athlete but stopped racing in 2001 in order to pursue his studies in commerce. After his accident he decided he wanted to return to skiing.
Why this sport?
"One year after my terrible accident, I knew I had to lift my head and bounce back, so I decided to challenge myself at becoming a professional sportsman."

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
France
Location
Austria

General interest

Nicknames
Yo (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
French alpine skier Luc Alphand. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Injuries
He injured his left shoulder in February 2018. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)

He suffered an injury to his right hand after crashing at the 2016 World Cup Finals in Aspen, CO, United States of America. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)

In January 2015 he sustained a rib injury while competing at the 2015 World Cup event in La Molina, Spain. (Facebook page, 30 Jan 2015)
Impairment
He has paraplegia after falling 30 metres to the ground in a paragliding accident in September 2002. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; meltyxtrem.fr, 07 Mar 2014; yohann-taberlet.ifrance.com, 04 Jan 2011)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from the sport in March 2018. "In total my career lasted 23 years. At some point, I have to live for something else: for me, for my loved ones. I really enjoyed myself, I lived crazy moments in as much joy as pain." (ledauphine.com, 26 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 12
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 6
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 9
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final Round 9
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 9
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 24
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-20 11
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2009-02-21 11
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2009-02-23 15
Men's Super-G Sitting Run 2 2009-02-24 13
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2011-01-16 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2011-01-18 5
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Final 2011-01-19 3
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-20 2
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2011-01-21 15
Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing Final 2011-01-23 1
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2013-02-20 3
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2013-02-21 2
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2013-02-25 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 5
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 7
Men's Super-G Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-13 5
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-15 4
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2015-03-05 13
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2015-03-07 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-08 12
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-10 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2017-01-25 6
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2017-01-26 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2017-01-28 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-30 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-31 10
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2018-03-10 4
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2018-03-11 6
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final 2018-03-13 5
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-17 9999