Five facts about…..the Netherlands’ Kenny van Weeghel

The Dutch wheelchair racer takes on no fewer than five events at this month's IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha. Here are five more facts about him. 11 Oct 2015
Man in racing wheelchair holding a Dutch flag, celebrating

Kenny van Weeghel wins the men's 400m T54 race at Swansea 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships ahead of Marc Schuh and Marcel Hug.

ⒸSporting Wales

1. The Dutchman has competed at four Paralympic Games and won his first World Championship medal - 100m T54 gold - back in 2002.

2. Van Weeghel loves pancakes and dark chocolate – "even better if both together…"

3. Aside from competing and training, van Weeghel admits he is a "big computer nerd" who enjoys keeping up his IT skills.

4. The 35-year-old spent a day enjoying the roller coasters at a fun park. After one go on the merry-go-round he was green. “That was the worst experience I ever had. I thought I had a good stomach after so many roller coasters, then I got sick from a kid’s activity. Never again.”

5. The 200m T54 world and European champion enjoys going off-road and taking the most challenging trail routes with his wheelchair.

The IPC Athletics World Championships will take place in Doha, Qatar, between 21-31 October, attracting 1,300 athletes from 100 countries.

To buy tickets, please head to this website.