Gérald Métroz

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Gérald Métroz
Full name Gérald Roger Métroz
Country (sports)   Switzerland
Born (1962-05-16) 16 May 1962 (age 56)
Martigny, Switzerland
Plays Right-handed
Official website Gérald Métroz's Website
Singles
Highest ranking No. 22 (31 August 1993)
Doubles
Highest ranking No. 9 (06 September 1994)
Last updated on: 17 October 2012.

Gérald Roger Métroz (b.Martigny 1962) is a journalist, sports consultant, writer, and columnist.[1][2][3]

Tragedy[edit]

His life changed drastically in 1964, losing both of his legs when he was hit by a train when he was at the train station of his hometown. Despite this tragedy, he has made an adventure of his life. Métroz participated in the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, with support from friends and family. He is also a popular public speaker at presentations and conferences because of his experiences. He is founder of the company Gérald Métroz Sports Consulting.

Paralympics[edit]

He participated in the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. He played in the Men's Doubles and the Men's Singles. In the doubles he played with Martin Erni and made it to the Quarterfinals.

Books[edit]

  • "Soudain un train", Jacques Briod, Editions Autrement (Paris, 2001), German translation "Ich lass mich nicht behindern", Jacques Briod, Scherz Verlag (2002)

Films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gérald Métroz - Elle est pas belle, la vie? by Jean-François Amiguet (2006)
  2. ^ Charles Forsdick, Feroza Basu, Siobhán Shilton New approaches to twentieth-century travel literature in French 2006 Page 197 "In Soudain un train, for example, Gérald Métroz, who has no legs at all, conjectures that the presence of legs would not alter his fundamental identity as a subjective human being"
  3. ^ "Player Profile - Metroz, Gerald (SUI)". ITF tennis. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 

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