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 as a wheelchair racer on the track.

At the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, Dupont collected three gold medals with victories in the 400-m, 800-m and 1500-m. A few weeks later at the IPC World Championships he reached the semifinals against a powerful field in the T54 800-m event. It was Dupont's third pariticipation at the worlds (2013 and 11 as well). He raced in four events at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, hi sbest result a fifth place finish in the 4X400-m relay. At the Commonwealth Games in 2014 he earned a bronze in the 1500-m

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 - triple gold at Parapan American Games in Toronto... 2011, 2013, 2015 IPC World Championships - bronze in 4X400-m relay in 2011.... 2014 bronze medal in 1500-m at Commonwealth Games... Named Athletics Canada's 2014 Wheelchair Athlete of the Year...

PERSONAL

His wife Ilana is one of Canada's top femlae wheelchair racers... They have a daughter Amélia, born August 2014. Owner at Révolution Sports. Passionate about mechanical design and function.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games, 400-m 1st

2015 Parapan Am Games, 800-m 1st

2015 Parapan Am Games, 1500-m 1st

2014 Commonwealth Games, 1500m, 3rd

2011 World Championships, 4 x 400m Relay 3rd

 

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics400m - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics800m - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics1500m - Mengold
2016 Rio ParalympicsAthletics4 x 400m Relay - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 21
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 22
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 4 x 400m Relay - Men 3
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 400m - Men 16
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
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