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Jeroen Dirk Pieter Kampschreur

Alpine Skiing
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In only his third season as a competitive sit-skier, Jeroen Kampschreur took gold in the men’s super-combined at his maiden Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in 2018.

He had already sprung a surprise at his first World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, a year before, by claiming three golds in the giant slalom, slalom and super-combined. He became the first Dutch Para alpine skier to win a world title.

He also enjoyed a great World Cup season, finishing first in the slalom rankings and second in the super-G to end third overall.

Kampschreur was born without shinbones due to a limb deficiency, which resulted in both legs being amputated above the knee. He took up alpine skiing on a bi-unique ski at the artificial ski slope in Huizen, Netherlands.

He also practiced wheelchair basketball and even represented his country in junior categories until 2015, when he decided to fully devote himself to alpine skiing. He is also an ambassador of the Johan Cruyff Foundation, which encourages young people to take up sports.

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12-2

Further personal information

Residence
Leiderdorp, NED
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven on a bi-unique ski at the artificial ski slope in Huizen, Netherlands. After a year he began using a monoski.
Why this sport?
"The speed and control you can have on the slope is amazing. We don't have mountains in Holland so it's always nice to travel to them."
Name of coach
Falco Teitsma [national], NED; Nick Elsewaerd [national], NED
Training Regime
He trains at the National Sports Centre Papendal in Arnhem, Netherlands. He has sessions twice a day, five days a week.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Netherlands
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Most influential person in career
His parents. (Paralympic Games YouTube Channel, 26 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Dutch Para alpine skier Kees-Jan van der Klooster. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Injuries
He fell and broke his wrist during the Christmas period in 2012. He was in plaster for four weeks. (jeroenunlimited.com, 16 Apr 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can't buy happiness but you can buy a lift pass." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Sportsman of the Year in Leiderdorp, Netherlands. (jeroenunlimited.com, 01 Dec 2018)

He was named the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] Athlete of the Month for January 2017. (paralympic.org, 09 Feb 2017)
Other sports
He has represented the Netherlands in wheelchair basketball at U18 and U22 level. (jeroenunlimited.com, 2012)
Ambitions
To win multiple medals at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sevendays.nl, 06 Nov 2018)
Impairment
He was born without shinbones. Both of his legs were amputated above the knee at age one. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; nskiv.org, 2016; jeroenunlimited.com, 2012)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRSTS
He became the first Dutch athlete to win a Paralympic medal of any colour in alpine skiing by claiming gold in sitting super combined at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. He was also the first Dutch Para alpine skier to win a world title, triumphing in sitting super combined at the 2017 World Championships in Trevisio, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jan 2019; paralympic.org, 13 Mar 2018; fantastischoostenrijk.nl, 05 Feb 2017; volkskrant.nl, 28 Jan 2017)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as an ambassador for the Johan Cruyff Foundation in the Netherlands. (Twitter profile, 21 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2017-01-25 11
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2017-01-26 13
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2017-01-28 1
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-30 1
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-31 1
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2018-03-10 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2018-03-11 7
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final 2018-03-13 1
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-17 9999
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-21 1
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-23 1
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2019-01-30 1
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2019-01-31 1
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 1