Born on 3 December 2003 (19 years old) in Vannes (Morbihan, 56)
Para-athletics (1,500 m, T46 category)
Club : Handisport Rennes Club and Haute Bretagne Athlétisme
- 2023 : 10th place in the finals at the Paris World Championships
- 2023 : U20 Champion of France at the France Indoor Championships in Metz
Antoine’s disability does not stop him from overachieving. By training with able-bodied athletes, gaining experience with the best para-athletes, and pursuing a dual project, Antoine Praud carries on, above and beyond. His next goal? To run 1,500 m in under four minutes. Antoine made his sports début on a football pitch.
After leaving primary school, the Rennes native progressively turned to middle-distance running. He shares a love of the discipline with his mother, a former high-level athlete specialised in the 1,500 m steeplechase and on-road relay races. He joined a club and participated in several French youth championships.
Suffering from paralysis of the right brachial plexus, Antoine discovered para-athletics in the beginning of secondary school, where he competed in the T46 category for individuals with muscle deficiency in the upper limbs.
He is now a high-level athlete who shares his time between training and engineering studies at INSA Rennes.In 2023, he achieved the qualifying standards to participate in the World Para-Athletics Championships in Paris. An exceptional experience and a foretaste of the Paralympics.