Marie-Claude Molnar of Team Canada celebrates her Bronze Medal in the Women's Individual C4 Time Trial at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Brands Hatch.

Marie-Claude Molnar

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para cycling

Hometown

Longeuil, QC

Two-time Paralympian 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.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
medal-silver
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
2012 Summer
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London, England
medal-bronze
2011 Parapan am Games
Guadalajara, Mexico
medal-bronze

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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

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