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Marie-Amélie Le Fur

Marie-Amélie Le Fur

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Marie-Amélie Le Fur

 

 

Marie-Amélie Le Fur is a successful French Paralympic athlete who competes in the T44 sprints 100, 200, 400 and 800m and in F44 long jump events. 

She has won eight Paralympic medals; 2 Silver medals in Beijing 2008 (long jump and 100m), 1 Gold (100m) and 1 Silver (200m) and 1 Bronze medal (long jump) in London 2012 and 2 Gold medals with 2 new world records (long jump and 400m) and a bronze medal in the 200m in Rio 2016.
Marie-Amelie is the world record holder in the T44 400m (0:59.27) and F44 long jump 5,83m).
She has also 12 medals (4 Gold) won during the World Championships since 2006.

Marie-Amélie had been training in athletics since the age of six and she was a French junior running champion. In March 2004, she was unfortunately the victim of a serious scooter accident and had to undergo the amputation of her left leg below the knee. After 4 months of difficult rehabilitation, Marie-Amélie went back to the track to try to run again.

Her first competitions in disabled sports took place in 2005 and since then she has won many French championship titles and annually established new records. She has won 4 Gold and 8 Silver medals in the IPC World Championships, several times breaking her own world records in long jump and 400m.

Marie-Amélie uses the Flex-Foot Cheetah Xtreme and Iceross Seal-In X5 Liners. Her daily foot is Vari-Flex, Vari-Flex XC and Elation. ​

Facts

Nationality

French

Amputation

Below the Knee

Competitive Class

T44

Main Events

100m, 200m, 400m, Long jump