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Bart Pijs

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Languages
Dutch

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing in 2004.
Why this sport?
He previously played wheelchair hockey. "I wasn't so good at controlling the ball, but I was quick in my chair. I found out about the AV Sprint club [in Breda, Netherlands] on the internet, and from my first contact I loved the feeling of an explosive start and powering up to top speed."
Club / Team
AV Sprint: Breda, NED

General interest

Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (bartpijs.nl, 22 Jun 2012)
Injuries
In 2010 he was troubled by tendinitis in his elbow. (atletiekunie.nl, 2012)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (bartpijs.nl, 22 Jun 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T34 Heat 2 2011-01-22 4
Men's 200 m T34 Final 2011-01-23 5
Men's 100 m T34 Heat 1 2011-01-24 2
Men's 100 m T34 Final 2011-01-25 5
Men's 400 m T34 Final 2011-01-27 6