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Marie Bochet


Multiple paralympic champion


Born with a malformation of the left forearm (agenesis) in 1994, Marie Bochet put on her skis in kindergarten and then followed in her brother's footsteps at the Saisies sports club. At the age of 11, the Savoyard competed in her first French championships. At 15, Marie was the first disabled athlete to join the FFS high level ski section. Her rise was meteoric. For her first Paralympic Games at the age of 16, in 2010 in Vancouver, Marie reached the foot of the podium in the slalom and super combined (standing category). Marie returned to France with a fixed idea: to train, to train again and again, to progress always, to go for gold at the next Games. The following year, she took her revenge and won two World Champion titles at only 17 years old! After winning seven titles at the 2011 and 2013 World Championships, Marie participated in the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi: she achieved the feat of winning 4 gold medals out of a possible 5, a feat she repeated 4 years later at the 2018 Paralympic Games while being the flag bearer for the French Delegation. In 2022, she won the silver medal (super G) for her last games in Beijing. The most successful French athlete of the Paralympic Winter Games, Marie holds 8 Paralympic championship titles, 22 world championship titles since 2011 (including 3 Grand Slams), more than 100 World Cup victories, 9 large globes, and 21 small globes. Alongside her sporting career, Marie is committed to "sharing and passing on what sport has given her". Ranked in 2019 among the 40 French women who count (Forbes 2019), muse of L'Oréal, godmother of the association "Pour que Lana gravisse sa montagne" (an association intended to collect funds for disabled children), she multiplies actions and invests herself for sport and disability. Marie has been a member of the Paris 2024 Athletes Commission since 2018 and was also in the International Paralympic Committee's Athletes Commission (2018 - 2022). Marie holds a bachelor's degree in economics (2003) and is currently studying at Sciences Po Paris.