Alexandre Dupont racing in Rio
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Alexandre Dupont

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para athletics

Hometown

Clarenceville, QC

At the age of 17 Alexandre Dupont lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident. About a year later he watched a wheelchair race from the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, Greece, on television. Dupont decided to try the sport. Thanks to his competitive nature and athletic ability, Dupont has found success on the track.

In 2018 at the Commonwealth Games, he won the gold medal in the men's 1500m upsetting local favorite Kurt Fearnley. In 2016, he helped Canada to the bronze medal in the 4X400-m relay. In 2015, he was a triple gold medallist at the Toronto Parapan American Games with victories in the 400m, 800m and 1500m.

He has competed at the last three IPC World Championships helping Canada to gold in the 4X400m relay in 2013 and bronze in the same event in 2011. He also took third spot at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 1500m. He competed in four events at the 2012 Paralympics in London.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1
2012 Summer
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London, England

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 Athlete Ambassador Paralympian Search in Montreal... Gold medal in 1500m at Commonwealth Games... 2016 Paralympic Games bronze medal in 4X400m relay... 2012 Paralympic Games… Bronze medalist 1500m, 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow… Three-time world championship team member: gold in the 4X400 relay in 2013 and the 4X400m relay bronze in 2011.

 

PERSONAL

Married to fellow national team wheelchair racer and Rio 2016 teammate Ilana Dupont (née Duff), who won bronze at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. They have a daughter, Amélia, born August 2014. Owner at Révolution Sports. Passionate about mechanical design and function.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 Commonwealth Games 1500m 1st

2017 World Championships 800m 10th

2016 Paralympic Games 4X400m 3rd

2015 Parapan American Games 400m 1st

2015 Parapan American Games 800m 1st

2015 Parapan American Games 1500m 1st

2015 World Championships 1500m 13th

2014 Commonwealth Games, 1500m, 3rd

2013 IPC World Championships 4C400m relay 1st

2012 Paralympic Games 800m eliminated 1st round

2011 IPC World Championships 4 x 400m relay 3rd