Alexandre Dupont

Alexandre Dupont

 

At the age of 17 Alexandre Dupont lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident. About a year later he watched a wheelchair race from the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, Greece, on television. Dupont decided to try the sport. Thanks to his competitive nature and athletic ability, Dupont has found success on the track.

At the 2015 Parapan American Games he collected gold medals in the 400-m, 800-m and 1500-m wheelchair races. Just a few weeks later at the IPC World Championships he reached the semis in the 800. He is a three-time world championship team member with the highlight a bronze medal in the 4X400-m relay in 2011. He raced in four events at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, his best result a fifth palce in the 4X400-m relay.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 triple gold medallist at the Parapan American Games... 2011, 2013, 2015 IPC World Championships... 2014 bronze medal in 1500-m at Commonwealth Games... 2012 Paralympic Games...Athletics Canada's wheelchair athlete of the year in 2014...

PERSONAL

Married to Ilana, one of Canada's top female wheelchair racers... They have one daughter Amélia, born August 2014... Owner at Révolution Sports... Passionate about mechanical design and function.

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics400m - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics800m - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics1500m - Mengold

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 400m - Men 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 800m - Men 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 1500m - Men 1
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 400m - Men 12
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 14
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 5000m - Men 16
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 4 x 400m Relay - Men 5