Adrianus van Der Donk

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife and two daughters
Residence
Nieuwegein, NED
Languages
Dutch

General interest

Hobbies
Using the computer, watching films. (atletiekunie.nl, 11 Mar 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If I lose, I've put too less effort in, so I have to train harder, more or differently." (atletiekunie.nl, 11 Mar 2010)
Other sports
Prior to his accident he was a member of the military boxing team. He became involved in wheelchair basketball before switching to athletics. (aletiekunie.nl, 11 Mar 2010)
Impairment
In 1975, during military service, he was injured in a vehicle crash and had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. The truck he was driving hit a tree and he was thrown from the vehicle. (aletiekunie.nl, 11 Mar 2010)
Other information
COMEBACK
He retired from athletics in 1990 in order to focus on family life but made a comeback 10 years later, becoming the world champion in F42 javelin in 2003. (atletiekunie.nl, 11 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 Paralympic Games (Stoke Mandeville (GBR), New York (USA), Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw A2 Final Round 10
Men's Shot Put A2 Final Round 10
Men's Javelin A2 Final Round 2
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put A2A9 Final Round 4
Men's Javelin A2A9 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final Round 5
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final Round 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42/44 Final Round 12