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Aschwin Kraal

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Occupation
Office Worker

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He started powerlifting in 2002.
Why this sport?
He originally wanted to ride a marathon in his wheelchair, and had to start with fitness to enhance his muscle strength. So he began lifting weights and has continued on from there.
Club / Team
NKV Atlas: Nijmegen, NED
Name of coach
Ielja Strik
Training Regime
He trains five times a week, approximately 2 hours a day

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming, fencing. (oscarnederland.nl, 01 Nov 2007)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (benchpress.nl, 27 Mar 2011)
Impairment
He suffers from sickle-cell disease [SCD] which is a hereditary disease. He suffers from severe pain crises that have resulted in hip necrosis, and left him requiring the use wheelchair. (benchpress.nl, 27 Mar 2011)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is an administration employee for a social service organisation promoting sport to youth in the Netherlands. (eigenboontjes.nl, 16 Apr 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -90 kg Final Round 12