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Youri Plooster

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64

Further personal information

Residence
Oud-Alblas, NED
Occupation
Student
Languages
Dutch

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 14.
Why this sport?
He was invited to join a training session at the National Sports Centre Papendal in Arnhem, Netherlands, and immediately enjoyed the sport. ''That day was so much fun. We began to measure for a blade right after it.''
Training Regime
He trains at the National Sports Centre Papendal in Arnhem, Netherlands.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
''You can put everything into sports. You've always got something to do and it's nice to be able to be yourself.'' (readytosport.nl, 27 Sep 2017)
Other sports
He has represented the Netherlands in amputee football. (Instagram profile, 09 Sep 2018, 17 May 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dichterbij.rabobank.nl, 2017)
Impairment
He was involved in a traffic accident in 2014. After spending five weeks in hospital and undergoing several operations, the decision was made to amputate his right foot. (dichterbij.rabobank.nl, 2017; dehoogstraatorthopedietechniek.nl, 2016)