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Bas Dirks

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
SB-LL

Further personal information

Residence
The Hague, NED
Occupation
Coach
Languages
Dutch, English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 2005.
Why this sport?
He met Dutch para-snowboarder Bibian Mentel at a wakeboarding clinic, and she invited him to train with her Mentelity Foundation para-snowboarding team.
Club / Team
Mentelity Foundation: Netherlands
Name of coach
Edwin Spee [club], NED; Frank Germann [national]

General interest

Hobbies
Climbing, skateboarding, surfing. (Facebook page, 31 Jan 2015)
Injuries
He broke his left leg in 2013. (Facebook page, 31 Jan 2015)

He broke his left ankle while snowboarding in 2011. (Facebook page, 31 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Facebook page, 31 Jan 2015)
Impairment
He was born without the lower part of his right leg. (Facebook page, 31 Jan 2015)
Other information
COACH
He works as an outdoor instructor at Green Adventures Sports Centre in Katwijk, Netherlands. He has also taught snowboarding in Austria and surfing in Spain. (Facebook profile, 04 Feb 2015; Facebook page, 31 Jan 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPCAS Para Snowboard World Championships La Molina (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Race 1 2015-02-24 13
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Race 1 2015-02-28 10