Laurent Thirionet

Laurent Thirionet (born 22 November 1970) is a retired French Paralympic cyclist who competed in internationl track cycling and road cycling elite events. He is a five-time World champion and a double Paralympic champion. Thirionet had his left leg amputated above the knee after being involved in a traffic accident in Dunkirk. He started cycling after his accident and won his first medals at the 2000 Summer Paralympics.[1][2]

Lauren Thirionet
Personal information
Born (1970-11-22) 22 November 1970 (age 50)
Bergues, France
Sport
Country France
SportParalympic cycling
Medal record
Paralympic cycling
Representing  France
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Men's individual pursuit LC3
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Men's road time trial LC3
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Men's road race LC3
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Men's road time trial LC3
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Men's 1km time trial LC1-4
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Men's team sprint LC1-4/CP 3/4
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Men's individual pursuit C2
UCI Para-cycling World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Aigle Men's individual pursuit LC3
Gold medal – first place 2006 Aigle Men's road time trial LC3
Gold medal – first place 2006 Aigle Men's road race LC3
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bordeaux Men's individual pursuit LC3
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bordeaux Men's time trial LC3
Silver medal – second place 2006 Aigle Men's 1km time trial LC3
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Bordeaux Men's 1km time trial LC1-4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Laurent Thirionet - French Paralympic Committee (in French)". France Paralympique. 20 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Laurent Thirionet - International Paralympic Committee". International Paralympic Committee. 20 March 2021.