Type of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 16.
Why this sport?
He was active as an able-bodied athlete until age 12. Following his amputation, he wanted to remain active and decided to start running again with the AV Hollandia club in the Netherlands. He initially tried sprint events and long jump before being encouraged to try high jump because of his height.
Club / Team
AV De Spartaan: Lisse, NED
Name of coach
Guido Bonsen [national], NED; Arno Mul [national], NED
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)
His left leg was amputated at age 16. (atletiekunie.nl, 01 Nov 2014)
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