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Elien Bervoets

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
L&F2, SC2, SD2

Further personal information

Residence
Leuven, BEL
Languages
Dutch, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began dancing in 1997 after attending a Para sport day in Lommel, Belgium.
Why this sport?
She was interested in Para dance sport from the moment she tried it. She then convinced her sister Greet to form a partnership after they met people at a dance club in Genk, Belgium.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning her first Belgian title. (dancesparkles.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Belgian professional dancer Joanna Leunis. (dancesparkles.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you never try, you'll never know." (Facebook profile, 30 Oct 2019)
Famous relatives
Her sister Greet Bervoets has competed as her able-bodied dance partner. (Facebook profile, 30 Oct 2019)
Impairment
She has spina bifida. (hln.be, 23 Jan 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She and her sister Greet have worked as coaches for other Para dancer in Lommel, Belgium. She has worked at the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, a research institute in Flanders, Belgium. (Facebook profile, 30 Oct 2019; elien-greet.be, 20 May 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Malle 2017 World Para Dance Sport World Championships (Malle, Belgium)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Single Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 12
Women's Single Freestyle Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 10