Antoine Perel

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Antoine Perel
Antoine Perel - 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships.jpg
Personal information
NationalityFrench
Born (1986-04-09) 9 April 1986 (age 32)
Sport
Country France
SportParalympic athletics
Disability classT12
Event(s)Long jump
Sprint
ClubAC Villeneuve d’Ascq

Antoine Perel (9 April 1986) is a Paralympian athlete from France competing mainly in category T12 long jump, pentathlon and sprint events.[1]

Career history[edit]

Perel has cone dystrophy a condition which effects his vision.[2] He is a multi-event athlete and competes in T12 (track), P12 (pentathlon) and F12 (field) category sports. His favoured sport is the long jump. His first major tournament was the 2004 French Open and in 2008 he qualified for the 2008 Summer Paralympics in both the F12 long jump and P12 pentathlon.[2] He finished ninth in both events.[2]

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Perel saw both his favoured events dropped from the schedule for his classification. He attempted to make it to the Games as a triple jumper but failed to qualify for the event. The next year he entered the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon entering both the long jump and 100m relay. He failed to medal in the long jump, having the disadvantage of entering the F13 event as his F12 event was again dropped from the schedule. In the T11-13 relay he along with his team mates Hyacinthe Deleplace, Bacou Dambakate and Gauthier Makunda finished third to take the bronze medal.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Perel, Antoine". infostradasports.com. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Jeux paralympiques : Antoine Pérel non-aligné, et pourtant au pas de course" (in French). lavoixdunord.fr. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Athlétisme : Antoine Pérel, ex-Audomarois, décroche une médaille de bronze aux mondiaux handisports de Lyon" (in French). lavoixdunord.fr. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2014.

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