French Paralympic and Sports Committee (CPSF) President Marie-Amélie Le Fur has been appointed to the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) as a representative of the sports movement.
The three-time Paralympic champion was put forward by the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) after a vote by secret ballot, reports L'Équipe.
Le Fur will now participate in the work of the CESE, a consultative body which advises the Government and Parliament on policy and drafting laws.
The sports movement was previously represented by Françoise Sauvageot and Bernard Amsalem, each a CNOSF vice-president, and ex-sprinter Muriel Hurtis.
Due to a reform of the designation of the CESE, it now requires a single representative from the sports movement, leading to Le Fur's nomination.
Le Fur was elected President of the CPSF in December 2018.
The 32-year-old is still training for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics alongside her administrative roles.
The French athlete won the T44 400 metres and long jump gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics, adding to her victory in the 100m at London 2012.
Le Fur also has four silver medals and a bronze from Games dating back to Beijing 2008.
Le Fur is also a four-time world champion.