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Bjorn Nelen

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Residence
Belgium
Languages
Dutch, English, French
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Free University of Bruxelles: Belgium

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2014.
Club / Team
Parantee: Ghent, BEL
Name of coach
Mieke Van Thuyne, BEL

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Belgium
Location
Lille, FRA

General interest

Hobbies
Geography, spending time with family, playing amputee football. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2016 and 2018 European championships . (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mieke Van Thuyne. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Carl Lewis, Belgian heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam, the Belgian national football team. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He has played for the Belgium national amputee football team. (ampfootballbelgium.com, 13 Oct 2014; Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Impairment
His left leg has been amputated below the knee. (paralympic.be, 16 Jun 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a prosthetist. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)