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Kasper Filsoe

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Denmark
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Danish, English
Higher education
Teaching - VIA University College: Holstebro, DEN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2018.
Why this sport?
He originally played football, but he did not believe he could have a career as a footballer. He switched to athletics because it presented a new challenge.
Club / Team
Vejle IF: Denmark
Name of coach
Anders Saekmose [club], DEN

General interest

Hobbies
Football. (Instagram profile, 14 Jan 2021)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Instagram profile, 30 Jul 2018)
Injuries
He sustained a hamstring injury during the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy, and as a result was unable to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (folkebladetlemvig.dk, 15 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you can dream it, you can do it." (kaspersprint.blogspot.dk, 18 Jan 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (vafo.dk, 15 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He was born without the lower part of his right arm. (Facebook page, 26 Feb 2020)
Other information
COACHING
He has coached children in athletics at Vejle IF in Denmark and was in charge of the club's summer school in 2020, which saw him train 85 children aged seven to 14. "When young people try athletics, they are often surprised at how much fun it is. There should be a lot more athletics in schools. It's great to give them this experience and that those who aren't used to being part of the athletics community can be part of it. Sometimes there is talent that needs to be nurtured." (vafo.dk, 06 Aug 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2019 he began studying for a bachelor's degree in sport management at the University College of Northern Denmark. He previously studied sales, distribution and marketing at the University College of Northern Denmark. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2020; Facebook profile, 22 Jan 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T47 Heat 1 2017-07-21 11