Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Construction, Landscape Architecture - Catholic University of Leuven: Belgium
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 1997 in Jamoigne, Belgium. He began competing in 2000.
Why this sport?
"When I was a child I could not ride a bike because I was unable to pedal, so to follow my friends I ran. In school, we had two hours of sport per week. The boys played football and I ran. One day the teacher organised a race and nobody was able to beat me."
French bowling, travelling, gardening. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the T38 1500m final at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His first coach Denis Golerin. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2009 he received a Sports Merit Award in Chiny, Belgium. (lalibre.be, 22 Dec 2009)
He has competed in cross-country running at national level. (chronorace.be, 11 Feb 2018)
He has hemiplegia. "I was born prematurely and, due to breathing problems, my brain did not get enough blood. I have frontal lesions, which affect language development. I also have motor skills problems and my leg muscles have mild atrophy." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; lavenir.net, 01 Mar 2012)
|Men's 1500 m T38||Final 1||2013-07-24||10|
|Men's 800 m T38||Heat 1||2015-10-23||17|
|Men's 1500 m T38||Final 1||2015-10-30||9|
|Men's 1500 m T38||Final Round||2016-09-10||7|
|Men's 800 m T38||Heat 2||2017-07-14||17|
|Men's 1500 m T38||Final 1||2017-07-22||10|