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Patrique Dankers

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Children Daan, Roel and Isa
Residence
Helmond, NED
Occupation
Business Owner, Businessperson, Information Technology
Languages
Dutch, English, French, German
Higher education
Business Information Systems - Fontys University of Applied Sciences: Eindhoven, NED

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2006.
Why this sport?
After his accident, he took up athletics [javelin] in order to train and recover his upper body strength. During this time, he realised he had more talent for bench press than for javelin, and decided to pursue powerlifting at an elite level.
Name of coach
Laurens Schouten, NED

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Netherlands
Location
Wroclaw, POL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his category at the 2017 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stay clean." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Impairment
In 2004 he was struck by a car that was being driven by a drunk driver. His right lower leg was amputated and his pelvis was severely injured, resulting in the removal of a metre of his small intestine. He left hospital after seven weeks. (sportsinjurycommunity.wordpress.com, 28 Jan 2013)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He was a member of the Athletes' Commission of the Dutch Olympic Committee in 2014 and 2015. (Dutch Olympic Committee Atleten Commissie Facebook page, 22 Dec 2015; nocnsf.nl, 28 May 2014)

BUSINESS OWNER
In 2000 he founded the company e-Quest in Helmond, Netherlands. He owns a fiber optic network in six Dutch cities. (ed.nl, 15 Aug 2018; LinkedIn profile, 2016; Fontys Hogeschool ICT YouTube channel, 16 Jan 2015; sportsinjurycommunity.wordpress.com, 28 Jan 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 82.50kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 16
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00kg Final 2017-12-06 9