Biography

Marie-Claude Molnar

is a Paralympian from Canada, competing in the sport of paracycling in the C4 category.

marie-claude molnar during a track cycling race
Lima, Peru – 26/August/2019 – Marie-Claude Molnar competes in the women’s 500m time trial at the Parapan Am Games in Lima, Peru. Photo: Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee.

She was born in a family who enjoyed outdoor activities such as cycling and camping, in Greenfield Park, Quebec. 🍁 Marie-Claude Molnar first rode bikes with her parents on weekly outings of 30-40 km when she was 7 years old and later decided to take her passion to another level and see where it would take her.

Marie-Claude has always been a seeker with somewhat of a competitive edge. At the age of 21, she rode to the Canada-USA border and was hit by a high-speeding car on her way back home. The consequences were life-changing; head trauma, partial arm amputation and several fractures in her left leg. It wasn’t enough to discourage her from riding her bike. After a month and a half, Marie-Claude started to ride outside again and entered university.

casual shot of marie-claude molnar

Authenticity, resilience and determination

are values Marie-Claude learned at a young age and carried them as she made her way to the international stage with the Canadian National Team. Some highlights from her cycling career so far include double world champion in 2021 at the UCI Paracycling Road World Championship, winning bronze medal at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, silver medal at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, world record in the track individual pursuit at the 2011 Guadalajara Parapan American Games, winning the World Cup in 2012, 29 national champion titles, 15 world championship podiums and 10 world cup victories.

marie-claude molnar with 3 medals in her hands

Empower, inspire, motivate

above all, Marie-Claude cares about giving back to the community as she had been inspired by other athletes when she was a kid. Want to discover which projects Marie-Claude is involved in? Learn more