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Jaad van Kauter

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Deinze, BEL
Occupation
Student
Languages
Dutch

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age six.
Club / Team
AC Deinze: Belgium
Name of coach
Sonia Van Renthergem, BEL
Training Regime
He trains four times a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 1500m at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sonia Van Renthergem. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Belgian heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He and sprinter Anke Sneyers were Belgium's flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the 2017 World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. (Steven Van Beylen's Twitter page, 03 Aug 2017)
Other sports
He won a bronze medal in Para cross-country running at the 2016 Belgian National Championships in Rotselaar. (acdeinze.be, 24 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (de-tandem.be, 2017)
Impairment
He was born with an intellectual impairment. (nieuwsblad.be, 10 Jun 2018)