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Levi Vloet

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Residence
Linden, NED
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Communications, Event Management, Marketing - Johan Cruyff College Nijmegen: Netherlands

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in April 2014 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
"I used to do water polo, but I always wanted to do athletics and preferably in the sprint. Unfortunately, that was not possible due to pain in the stump I had at the time. To get rid of the pain, I decided to have a lower leg amputation. Part of my thinking was the idea of ??being able to do athletics afterwards. I had always wanted to do athletics before my amputation but I never could. So, after that, I had the opportunity to start chasing my dreams."
Club / Team
Nijmegen Atletiek: Netherlands
Name of coach
Arno Mul, NED, from 2017
Training Regime
He trains at the National Sports Centre Papendal in the Netherlands.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Netherlands

General interest

Hobbies
Socialising with friends. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Dutch Para athlete Ronald Hertog. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
British Para athlete Jonnie Peacock. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In May 2016 he received the Talent van de Toekomst [Talent of the Future] Award from Dutch bank ABN Amro. (Instagram profile, 06 May 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 12 Jul 2018; Facebook page, 11 Jul 2018)
Impairment
He was born without a right foot due to a blood clot developed during pregnancy. In 2007 he underwent limb lengthening surgery on his right leg but the limb later became painful because of inflammation. In 2013 he had the leg amputated below the knee. (maartenskliniek.nl, 2015; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)