Jaad van Kauter
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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
He trains four times a week.
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)
He won a bronze medal in Para cross-country running at the 2016 Belgian National Championships in Rotselaar. (acdeinze.be, 24 Feb 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (de-tandem.be, 2017)
He was born with an intellectual impairment. (nieuwsblad.be, 10 Jun 2018)