Charles Moreau

Charles Moreau

 

Charles Moreau is an accomplished athlete and a burgeoning chiropractor.  After a serious car accident left him a paraplegic in January 2008. Moreau was able to resume his athletic career by the end of that year.  He quickly excelled in para triathlon (he was a triathlete before his accident) and won the silver medal at the 2009 World Championships followed by fourth place finishes at the following three worlds.

One of the events in the TRI-1 para triathlon is hand cycling and in 2013 Moreau decided to focus solely on that sport in the lead up to Toronto 2015 and the 2016 Paralympic Games. So far in 2015, he has collected two World Cup bronze medals.

He is coming off a strong 2014 season where he placed seventh in both the time trial and road race at the UCI World Championships in South Carolina. That performance came on the heels of winning his first Canadian title which he earned in the time trial despite a tough course and record 12-man field in addition to his chain coming off twice. 

Moreau studied chiropractic at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivieres and hopes to pursue a career in the field once he’s accomplished his athletic goals.

Career Highlights

2015 Parapan American Games… Silver medallist at the 2009 para-triathlon world championships…fourth at the 2010, 2011, 2012 para-triathlon worlds

Personal

One of seven children (four boys, three girls)… his younger brother Maximilien is a serious duathlete… holds annual fundraiser in Victoriaville passed $40,000 mark for first time in 2014…

Notable International Results

  • 2015 World Cup (SWI), time trial 3rd
  • 2015 World Cup (ITA), time trial 3rd
  • 2014 World Championships, road race 7th
  • 2014 World Championships, time trial 7th

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsCycling - RoadRoad Race - Menbronze
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsCycling - RoadIndividual Time Trial - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Road Race - Men 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Mixed 3