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Jelmar Bos



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Lelystad, NED
Dutch, English
Higher education
Communications, Marketing - Johan Cruijf University: Amsterdam, NED

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He became involved in Para athletics in 2010.
Why this sport?
After going to hospital with pneumonia in November 2009, he concluded that he was partying too much and it was threatening his sporting abilities. Dutch chef de mission Andre Cats suggested that he could take up athletics, table tennis or skiing. He chose athletics because he felt that was the best sport for him.

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Watching sports. (Twitter profile, 26 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His coaches Andries de Vries, Guido Bonsen and Arno Mul. (Facebook profile, 01 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Dutch long track speed skater Rintje Ritsma. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2010 he was voted the Best Para Sportsperson in the Dutch province of Flevoland. (, 25 Jun 2012)
Other sports
He played Para football seven-a-side for the Dutch U15, U17 and U19 national teams. (, 24 Mar 2011)
From his birth until age three, he had numerous surgical procedures due to a several illnesses. As a result his right arm does not function fully, he has a curvature of the spine and reduced lung capacity. (, 17 Jul 2012;, 24 Mar 2011)
Other information
He announced his retirement from the sport in August 2018. (Facebook profile, 01 Aug 2018)


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2012-09-08 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 6
Men's 100 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-22 6
Men's 200 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 9
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2015-10-22 8
Men's 200 m T37 Final 1 2015-10-22 8
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2015-10-30 7
Men's 100 m T37 Final 1 2015-10-31 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4