Marie-Claude Molnar

Marie-Claude Molnar

 

Marie-Claude Molnar has been cycling since she was three years old. To her, sport represents self-accomplishment; it has helped her push her limits and allows her to explore her own capabilities.

In 2005, Molnar suffered a fractured skull and other serious injuries when was struck by a car measured to be travelling at 110km/h. She describes herself as a go-getter and realizes that to attain her goals she must believe in herself, create her own opportunities and simply try.

A former hockey player, Molnar says that her greatest challenge has been cycling itself. She says, “Cycling is a complex sport compared to what people may think; it involves a lot of strategy, tactics, handling skills and specific knowledge.”

Molnar started to compete at World Championships and World Cups in 2009 after being crowned the road race and time trial at her Canadian championships debut. A World Cup road champion in 2012 and a multiple UCI overall champion, she has also received numerous awards to honor her performances.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Bronze medal in individual pursuit at 2011 Parapan Am Games…Bronze medal in time trial at 2012 Paralympic Games…2013 World Championships silver medallist…World Cup winner in 2012… Maintained an average speed of 40 km/h in a time trial in 2013… Multiple Canadian champion

PERSONAL

Studied DEC Communications at Conservatoire Lasalle in Montreal…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 World Cup (BEL) time trial 3rd

2016 World Championships individual pursuit 5th

2015 Parapan American Games mixed road race 5th

2015 World Cup (SWI) time trial 3rd

2015 World Cup (SWI) road race 4th

2015 World Cup (ITA) time trial 2nd

2015 World Cup (ITA) road race 3rd

2013 World Championships, road race 2nd

2013 World Championships, road race 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games, time trial, 3rd

2012 Paralympic Games, pursuit 4th

2011 Parapan American Games, ind. pursuit 3rd

2011 Parapan American Games, 500-m time trial 4th

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2012 London ParalympicsCycling - RoadIndividual Time Trial - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Track Individual Pursuit - Women 7
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Track 500m Time Trial - Women 7
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Road Race - Women 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Mixed 23
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Time Trial - Bicycle - Open 7
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Track Individual Pursuit - Women 3
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Track 500m Individual Time Trial - Women 4
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Cycling - Road Road Race - Women 13
2012 London Paralympics Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Women 3
2012 London Paralympics Cycling - Track Individual Pursuit - Women 4
2012 London Paralympics Cycling - Track 500m Individual Time Trial - Women 10