Cyril Jonard (born 23 February 1976) is a French judoka. He competes in judo events for the visually impaired and blind. Jonard has Usher syndrome; he is both deaf and visually impaired. He competes against non-deaf judoka.
|Men's para judo|
|2004 Athens||-81 kg|
|2008 Beijing||-81 kg|
Jonard took part in the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens. He won gold in the men's half-middleweight category (-81 kg) when he defeated Japan's Yuji Kato by ippon within just a few seconds in the final.
He was subsequently awarded a knighthood in the Légion d'honneur, the highest decoration in France, by French President Jacques Chirac. He also received a personal letter of congratulations from President Chirac for his achievement.
- "Champions !", France 5
- "Paralympiques 2004 - 2 nouvelles médailles d'or", L'Equipe, September 20, 2004
- "Remise de décorations aux médaillés des Jeux paralympiques d'Athènes Palais de l'Elysée"[permanent dead link], website of the French presidency, October 25, 2004
- "Lettre de félicitations à M. Cyril JONARD"[permanent dead link], website of the French presidency, September 19, 2004
- "JO - Paralympiques - Une journée argentée", L'Equipe, September 8, 2008
- Cyril Jonard at the International Paralympic Committee
- Cyril Jonard at the Comité Paralympique et Sportif Français (in French)