Martin Farineaux (FRA)

Martin Farineaux (FRA)

FRFrance
Paracanoe
Date of birth
13 August 1981
Residence
Lille, FRA
Languages
French

Biography

General Interest

Impairment
He was born with a benign tumour on his spinal cord. At age two he underwent surgery to remove it, but doctors touched nerves that affected his lower limbs during the operation. As a result he has an atrophy of his left calf and right gluteus, as well as issues with his ankle. (lindicateurdesflandres.fr, 21 Jul 2014)
Other information
MEDICAL CARE
As of 2014 he had had 33 operations since birth. "I have spent around three years in total in hospital. And it is not finished yet." (lindicateurdesflandres.fr, 21 Jul 2014)

OCCUPATION
He works as an agent for a French energy company. (france-paralympique.fr, 01 Aug 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling at age 13. He later left it for three years in order to focus on his studies. He returned to the sport in 2010.
Club / Team
Canoe Club Lillois: France
Name of coach
Francois Maucourant [national]

Results

CompetitionEventLocationDateSeasonGenderResultRankMentions
World ChampionshipsKayak single KL3 200mGermany, Duisburg19 May 20162016Men42.5819Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK1 200m LTARussia, Moscow8 August 20142014Men42.75211Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200m LTAGermany, Duisburg30 August 20132013Men43.27211Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200m LTAPoland, Poznan17 May 20122012Men45.1594Best result
Paralympic GamesKayak single KL3 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro15 September 20162016Men43.7507Latest resultBest result