Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Biology - Wageningen University: Netherlands
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in January 2018.
Why this sport?
As a child he played tennis and hockey after he received his first prosthetic legs at age four. "Playing sport as a child I always found solutions to get things done. But when my mother heard about a children's Para athletics initiative by Dutch Para athlete Marlou van Rhijn, she signed me up to be fitted with running blades even though I was an adult. At 24 I was able to run for the first time and feel the wind in my face."
Club / Team
Team Para Atletiek: Netherlands
Name of coach
Guido Bonsen [club]
Travelling. (gelderlander.nl, 17 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I was born without my lower legs, but this hasn't stopped me from doing what I enjoy. I like to think that every problem has a solution." (Wageningen University & Research Facebook page, 27 Feb 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (climax-atletiek.nl, 19 Mar 2018)
He was born with two impaired feet and his lower legs were amputated before age one. (gelderlander.nl, 17 Mar 2018)