Marie-Zelia Lafont (FRA)

Marie-Zelia Lafont (FRA)

Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
09 January 1987
171 cm
63 kg
Orthez, FRA
Higher education
Training Institute Masso Physiotherapy: Toulouse, FRA


General Interest

Mountain biking. (, 04 May 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2015 National Championships in Pau, France. (, 18 Apr 2015)
Most influential person in career
Alain Minvielle, co-founder and instructor at the Orthez Nautique CK club in France. (, 01 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Free the magic inside of you." (, 04 May 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began paddling with her cousin in 1996 in Orthez, France.
Why this sport?
She enjoys spending time on the water and the sensation of speed she gets from the sport.
Club / Team
Orthez Nautique CK: France
Name of coach
Didier Baylacq [personal]
Training Regime
She trains up to 11 times a week.


Olympic GamesK1Brazil, Rio de Janeiro11 August 20162016Women110.5216Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK1England, London19 September 20152015Women113.3516Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, London19 September 20152015Women129.023Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Women123.366Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Women120.4021Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Women136.637Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Markkleeberg31 May 20152015Women114.617Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg31 May 20152015Women141.903Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Poland, Kraków9 June 20132013Women101.4822Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamPoland, Kraków9 June 20132013Women108.711Best result
World CupK111 September 20162016Women18Latest resultBest result
World CupK116 August 20152015Women11Best result
World CupK117 August 20142014Women10Best result
World CupK125 August 20132013Women18Best result
World CupK16 July 20082008Women28Best result
World CupK115 July 20072007Women63Best result
World CupK111 June 20062006Women49Best result