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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE
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Joachim Gerard

Wheelchair Tennis
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Over the last two seasons, Joachim Gerard has established himself as one of the top players on the circuit.

The big, powerful Belgian had a strong 2015 and beat the then world number one Shingo Kunieda to win the NEC Masters title.

Gerard’s impressive form at the end of 2015 saw him start 2016 strongly. He made the Australian Open final but was narrowly beaten by Great Britain’s Gordon Reid.

In his third Paralympic Games, Gerard played several stunning matches to make it to the semi-finals, where he lost to the eventual silver medallist Alfie Hewett of Great Britain. However, the strong right-hander still claimed the bronze medal by dispatching Frenchman and multi-medallist Stephane Houdet to win his first Paralympic medal.

The year ended with more delight as Gerard retained his Masters title after beating world number one Reid in the final to finish 2016 third in the tour rankings.

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Singles 1/32nd final 612
Men's Singles 1/16th final 506
Men's Singles 1/8th final 403
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Doubles 1/16th final 2012-09-01 508
Men's Singles 1/32nd final 2012-09-01 620
Men's Singles 1/16th final 2012-09-02 510
Men's Doubles 1/8th final 2012-09-03 405
Men's Singles 1/8th final 2012-09-04 405
Men's Singles Quarterfinal 2012-09-05 303
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Doubles 1/8th final 2016-09-11 7
Men's Singles 1/16th final 2016-09-11 16
Men's Singles 1/8th final 2016-09-12 8
Men's Singles Quarterfinal 2016-09-13 4
Men's Singles Semifinal 2016-09-14 2
Men's Singles Bronze Medal Match 2016-09-16 2