Quick facts

Birthdate

October 2, 1983

Birthplace

Longeuil, QC

Residence

Longeuil, QC

Sport

Para Cycling

Experience

Guadalajara 2011

Lima 2019

London 2012

Rio 2016

Toronto 2015

In 2021, two-time Paralympian Marie-Claude Molnar won the gold medal in both the time trial and road race at the World Para cycling Championships.

Molnar, a bronze medallist in the time trial at the 2012 Paralympics, 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

2021 double world champion at world road championships… Two-time Paralympic and Parapan Am Games team member… 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

  • 2021 World Championships time trial 1st
  • 2021 World Championships road race 1st 
  • 2019 Parapan American Games time trial 4th
  • 2019 Parapan American Games road race 5th
  • 2018 World Championships time trial 5th
  • 2018 World Championships road race 7th
  • 2018 World Track Championships 500m time trial 8th
  • 2018 World Track Championships individual pursuit 4th
  • 2018 World Track Championships scratch race 3rd
  • 2017 World Championships road race 6th
  • 2017 World Championships time trial 5th
  • 2017 World Track Championships individual pursuit 2nd
  • 2017 World Track Championships 500m time trial 2nd
  • 2017 World Track Championships scratch race 1st
  • 2016 Paralympic Games individual pursuit 5th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games time trial 5th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games road race 8th
  • 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

Paralympic Medals

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