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Portrait of athlete

TANCHEChristophe

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TANCHE

Christophe

Male
Events in competition
R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 (R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1)
R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 (R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1)
Team R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 (Team R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1)
Team R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 (Team R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1)
TANCHE Christophe
Sport Shooting
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthLille, FRA
Height1.75 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Accident
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Valenciennes, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Businessperson
Languages
French
Higher education
Commercial Studies - University of Valenciennes: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 19 at L'Avennir d'Onnaing Shooting Club in France.
Why this sport?
Before his accident in 1997, he practised athletics, tennis and badminton. After his accident he did not want his wheelchair to become an obstacle to his previous sporting life, so he tried shooting and found he was good at it and enjoyed it. His father was also a shooter.
Club / Team
L'Avenir d'Onnaing Shooting Club: France
Name of coach
Jacques Meuret [national]
Coach from which country?
France
Coach from what year?
2002
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
France
Location
Pf?ffikon
General Interest
Nicknames
Chris (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hobbies
Science fiction films and books, sport, music. (copainsdavant.linternaute.com, 14 Apr 2011; Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2005 European Championships in Wroclaw, Poland. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jacques Meuret and his father. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Take the victory with modesty, take the defeat with philosophy." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Impairment
In 1997 he was involved in a scooter accident which resulted in paraplegia. (zyyne.com, 01 Dec 2007)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a commercial consultant for Lyreco, which sells office supplies and furniture/fittings. (va-infos.com, 01 Dec 2006, Facebook profile, 13 Jun 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
19 2006 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
34 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 626.5
43 2014 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 595.1
World Cup (Stoke Mandeville)
Rank Year Event Result
17 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 624