Charles Moreau

Charles Moreau
Canada's Charles Moreau chose to switch his focus from the para triathlon to hand cycling for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

After a serious car accident left Charles Moreau a paraplegic in January 2008, he was able to resume his athletic career by the end of that year. He quickly excelled in para triathlon (he was a triathlete before his accident) and won the silver medal at the 2009 World Championships, followed by fourth-place finishes at the following three worlds.

One of the events in the TRI-1 para triathlon is hand cycling and in 2013, Moreau decided to focus solely on that sport in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The 34-year-old produced a strong 2014 season where he placed seventh in both the time trial and road race at the UCI World Championships in South Carolina. That performance came on the heels of winning his first Canadian title which he earned in the time trial despite a tough course and record 12-man field in addition to his chain coming off twice.

In 2015, he won two bronze medals on the World Cup in addition to two bronze medals, in the road race and time trial, at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. 

Career highlights

  • 2015 Parapan Am Games.
  • 2009 para-triathlon world championships.

Courtesy of the Canadian Paralympic Committee