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Jean-Philippe Maranda

Birthdate : 1 November 1986

Birthplace : Canada

Hometown : Sherbrooke

Language : French

Provincial affiliation : Athletics Quebec

Club : Sherbrooke

Coach : Jean Laroche


Jean-Philippe Maranda was encouraged by legendary Paralympic athletics Jean Laroche to get into wheelchair racing. It appears to be a great decision as Miranda has gradually improved after taking up the sport in 2010.

In 2015, he won his first international medal at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games with a bronze in the 100m. He also raced in three events at the 2013 and 2015 IPC World Championships.

Before his accident, Maranda was the Canadian weightlifting record holder at clean and jerk in 2006. At that time, he was ranked first Canadian overall. He earned a spot on the national para-athletics team after two years of wheelchair racing.

PERSONAL

Student at the University of Sherbrooke… Involved in a car accident in 2007 which resulted in paraplegia.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 IPC World Championships 200m 6th
2015 IPC World Championships 400m 12th
2015 Parapan American Games 100m 3rd
2015 Parapan American Games 400m 4th
2013 IPC World Championships 200m semifinals
2013 IPC World Championships 400m semifinals
2013 IPC World Championships 800m semifinals

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100 MetreOutdoor15.20LA-SM Rollstuhlsport ArbonArbon2017-05-28
200 MetreOutdoor26.85Nottwil2014-05-18
400 MetreOutdoor50.47Daniela Jutzeler MemorialNottwil2014-05-21
800 MetreOutdoor1:40.68Daniela Jutzeler MemorialArbon2015-06-04
1500 MetreOutdoor3:15.80LA-SM Rollstuhlsport ArbonArbon2017-05-28
10 kmRoad26:10.80GIO Oz Day 10kSydney2015-01-26

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