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Frederic van Den Heede

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Family
Wife Els
Residence
Belgium

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at the Somival Athletics Club in Waregem, Belgium.
Why this sport?
A friend advised him to enrol at an athletics club.
Club / Team
Somival Athletics: Waregem, BEL

General interest

Nicknames
Fred rocket (nieuwsblad.be, 07 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He had part of his right arm amputated after an accident at work. (nieuwsblad.be, 07 Sep 2012)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
He initially found it difficult to accept his physical appearance following his accident. "I trained alone because I was ashamed of how I looked. Gradually I learned to live with my disability and I started training with a friend." (nieuwsblad.be, 07 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T46 Heat 2 6
Men's 1500 m T46 Final Round 10
Men's 5000 m T46 Final Round 12
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T46 Final Round 12
Men's Marathon T46 Final Round 7
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T46 Final 2011-01-30 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T46 Final Round 2012-09-09 3