Make of your life a dream!
Marie-Amélie has been training in athletics since the age of six. After having won many local and national French titles, she was in 4th place at the French Championships in the 100m with a time of 12,58.
This was the moment that her athletic career moved forward by winning two French Championships in cross-country running and the 500m race at the Firemen Championships.
|Amputation||Transtibial (Below the Knee)|
|Competitive Class||T44 / F44|
|Main Events||Track and Field|
Paralympic Games, London, UK
IPC Athletics World Championships, New Zealand
French Indoor Championships, Eaubonne
Paralympic Games Beijing
French Championships Indoor, France
Who has been the biggest supporter in your career?
Who first got you interested in your sport and who influenced you to take up a competitive sport?
"It was my sister"
What has been your best career highlight so far?
"A French competition in 2005, just one year after my accident.And my first victory last January in Christchurch"
Who has been your toughest opponent and why?
"April Holmes, because she won all competitions before christchurch."
What is your ultimate sporting ambition?
"Win a gold medal in paralympic games; i have only silver"
Who in your opinion is the greatest athlete ever? / Do you have an idol for your sport?
"I don’t know; and i don’t have idol."
What are your favorite Össur products and why?
"I like so much the Cheetah and Flex-Foot"
What specific support has Össur provided for you, technical or otherwise?
"Without Össur, it would not be possible to my to do sport. They give me the technical product to do sport and advice to make success"
How has Össur contributed to your success?
"Össur construct very performing and very sure prostheses, this is a point very important in my success."
Do you have an inspirational quote or motto that you use?
"Make of your live a dream."
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
"I don’t no"
Do you have any pre-event superstitions?
Who would play you in a film of your life?
What is on your iPod when you are training?
"I like all music except the rap and hard rock"
Tell us something we'd be surprised to know about you?
"I don’t know if it’s really surprising but before my accident i was a 800 meters runner (but it is not possible in T44 ...) "
What is the worst part of your training regime?
If you weren't an athlete what would you be doing?
What do you like doing outside of your sport?
"Be with my friends and my family"
When you have time to see your friends, what do you like to do?
"I like eat, speak and laughter with them simply"
In March 2004, Marie-Amélie Le Fur was the victim of a serious accident on her scooter and had to undergo an amputation of her left leg below the knee.
Most of her sporting rehabilitation was carried out in the swimming pool, thanks to Cyrille Nivault (her trainer) and Emmanuel Janus, both professional firemen in France.
After 4 months of difficult rehabilitation, during August 2004, Marie-Amélie was brought to the track to try to run again.
At the same time she was asked to play a role in the movie “Celle qui reste” produced by Kien Productions and thanks to them, she received her first sports prostheses for running.
Her first competitions in disabled sports took place in 2005 and in January 2006 she won her first race in 200m at the French Championships and established a new French record. But an even greater achievement was realized at the beginning of July 2006 at the IPC World Championships in Assen in the Netherlands where she won two silver medals in the 100m and 200m and established a new World record in the 800m.
At the Paralympic Games in Bejing in 2008, Marie Amélie won two silver medals in Long Jump and 200m Sprint.
In 2011 she won two Gold medals in the 100m and 200m at the IPC Athletics World Championship in New Zealand.
Marie-Amélie uses the Flex-Foot Cheetah and Iceross Seal-In X5 Liners.