Our step is supported by:
- Mrs Barbara Serednicki, bailiff in Reims, president of the movement of the young bailiffs
- Jacques Rosay, test pilot of Airbus A 380.
Philippe STREIFF’s brilliant career in motor racing – starting with go-kart racing, and progressing through F3 and F2 until finally achieving his ultimate goal as a Formula One racing driver – came to a brutal end in 1989, when an accident during the trials for the Brazil Grand Prix left him totally paralysed. After years of physiotherapy, battling for his life, he is today a shining example of a successful reconversion, having set up many projects and events linked to his passion for motor racing : projects to promote road safety, and to increase the mobility of disabled people by developing specially-equipped vehicles.
« Your website, ehandicapworldrecords, is a real hymn to life and to the infinite resources of Humankind. You bring tangible proof that the only limits and handicaps are those that are self-imposed, and you prove it by the living examples of men and women who have striven to go beyond these limits. You have shown that, if you have the passion and believe in your dream, anything is possible. That is why I would like to bring my strongest support to this magnificent project and to its founder, Luc Costermans, by becoming one of the sponsors of this website. »
Pole vaulter Sergey Bubka burst on the international scene when, as a 19-year-old, he scored an upset victory at the inaugural World Championships of Athletics in 1983. Over the next 14 years, he won all five world championships. He is still the only athlete in any event to win six world championships. Competing in Paris on 13 July 1988, he became the first vaulter to clear six metres. An overwhelming favourite at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Bubka came within one miss of finishing out of the medals completely. However he easily cleared the height - 5.90 metres - and won the gold medal. In 1991, Bubka became the first person to clear 20 feet, which he did both indoors and outdoors. Favored to win at the 1992 Olympics, Bubka missed all three of his attempts. However, he rebounded quickly and broke the world record twice in the next 36 days. Bubka eventually set world records 35 times, 18 times indoors and 17 times outdoors. Bubka is a member of the International Olympic Committee's executive board and he is chairman of the IOC's Athletes' Commission.
World Champion 1994, Cycling (open air). “Maillot Jaune” (“Yellow Jersey”, or leader of the course) during the Tour de France 1991, and many other victories during his career. Today, Luc is a consultant for a well-known make of cycles, as well as for the radio station RMC during the Tour de France.