Alex Dupont est né et a grandi sur la Rive Sud de Montréal, au Québec. À l'âge de 17 ans, il a été victime d'un accident de moto entraînant la perte de sa jambe droite. Environ un an après son accident, il a vu pour la première fois une course en fauteuil roulant, lors d'une épreuve de démonstration pendant les jeux olympiques d'Athènes, en Grèce...

Il a été vraiment inspiré et a su que c’était ce qu’il voulait faire de sa vie. Cinq ans d'entrainement et de compétition plus tard, Alex a fait partie de plusieurs équipes nationales, a brisé le record canadien sur 100m, a gagné des dizaines de médailles et en 2009, a été classé dans le top 10 mondial pour l'épreuve du 400m. Entre-temps, Alex a déménagé à Saskatoon, ou il travaille maintenant pour sa propre entreprise et vit avec sa femme dans leur nouvelle maison. Tout cela avant l'âge de 24 ans! Comment-est ce qu'il a réussi à prendre un accident tragique et en faire une histoire à succès? Alex est ici aujourd'hui pour nous raconter son histoire et nous dire comment on peut accomplir ce que l'on veut dans la vie!

Langues parlées: Anglais, Français

Lieu de naissance: St-Rémi, QC

Ville de résidence: Clarenceville

Sport: Course en fauteuil roulant

Plat favori: N'importe quoi de sucré!

Couleur preferée: Bleu

Quelle est votre plus grande réussite en tant qu'athlète?
Détenir le record canadien sur 100m

Quelle est votre plus grande réussite au-delà des sports?
Étais marié et propriétaire d''une maison à seulement 23 ans

Quelle est votre citation preferée?
"Donne toi pas de limite!"

Qui était votre inspiration quand vous étiez jeune?
Mon père étais mon modèle quand j''étais jeune parce qu''il n''y avait pas de limite à ce qu''il pouvait fabriquer/réparer/inventer. On pouvais aussi lui poser des questions à propos d''à peu près n''importe quel sujet et il savait la réponse!

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Témoignages

It was an ideal presentation as not many students had ever met a Paralympian. Alexandra was a warm and endearing person who shared his experiences of being in a bad accident and losing the use of one of his legs. His positive story of making the most from a difficult situation was a fine example for students as they will all meet with adversity at one time or another and will be faced with difficult choices.
Alexandre used his story to present a realistic way to become successful. Through the use of the SMART goal theory students were drawn into his life, his experience and his accomplishments. He presented himself as any regular kid who decided to make a life commitment to a dream. It was memorable, believable, humorous and honest. Our students were captivated from beginning to end.
Students and staff of our school found this presentation interesting and motivating. Students received the message that they can reach their goals if they are passionate, realistic, and dedicated. Days later they describe the presentation as awesome and inspiring. Of the many presentations that come our school this one was very good and we look forward to having another member of the Esteem Team visit soon.
It was an ideal presentation as not many students had ever met a Paralympian. Alexandra was a warm and endearing person who shared his experiences of being in a bad accident and losing the use of one of his legs. His positive story of making the most from a difficult situation was a fine example for students as they will all meet with adversity at one time or another and will be faced with difficult choices.Alexandre used his story to present a realistic way to become successful. Through the use of the SMART goal theory students were drawn into his life, his experience and his accomplishments. He presented himself as any regular kid who decided to make a life commitment to a dream. It was memorable, believable, humorous and honest. Our students were captivated from beginning to end.Students and staff of our school found this presentation interesting and motivating. Students received the message that they can reach their goals if they are passionate, realistic, and dedicated. Days later they describe the presentation as awesome and inspiring. Of the many presentations that come our school this one was very good and we look forward to having another member of the Esteem Team visit soon.

Paul Van Betuw - Principal, St. Timothy School

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