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Jarno Thierens

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Languages
Dutch

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He got into swimming after recovering from the loss of his leg.
Why this sport?
Before the accident, he was involved in athletics and judo but had to give up those sports in favour of swimming. "I didn't feel like playing sports anymore, but my mother insisted that I choose a new sport. She eventually signed me up to the local swimming club, pretty much against my will in the beginning. But I started to enjoy it more and more, and now I'm very happy that she did it."
Club / Team
Zwem Club DIWI [BEL] / Swimming Team Waasland [BEL]:

General interest

Injuries
He sustained a shoulder injury in the early part of 2019. (stwaasland.be, 16 May 2019)
Impairment
He was struck by a car while riding his bicycle, resulting in the loss of his right leg. (tvoost.be, 01 May 2016)