Joël Jeannot

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Joel Jeannot, World Champion 2011 in para-cycling (handbike roadrace), Roskilde, Denmark

Joël Jeannot is a male French Olympic wheelchair racer and handisport activist. From 2007 he started competing in handbikes, winning a lot of French championships as well as several world championships in para-cycling.

At the 2004 Olympic Games, he finished 7th in the demonstration sport of Men's 1,500 m wheelchair. He also participated in the 2004 Summer Paralympics, where he took gold in the 10000 metre race and silver in the 4×400 metre relay. Four years earlier, at the 2000 Paralympics, he won a gold medal in the 4×400 metre relay.[1]

He has also won the wheelchair division of the London Marathon in 2003 in a record time,[2] and finished second in the Boston Marathon the following year.[3]

He won the 2003 World Championships in Athletics 1500 m event.[4]


  1. ^ E.R.E.A Joël Jeannot JEUDI 8 MARS: journée de sensibilisation au handicap. Tous les élèves pourront échanger et s'initier aux pratiques du handisport avec Joël Jeannot .."
  2. ^ Jeannot sets London best
  3. ^ Van Dyk sets world record in Boston's wheelchair division
  4. ^ IAAF profile