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Sport Para athletics
NPC Netherlands   
Place of BirthHaarlem, NED
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
T63, F63
Further Personal Information
Lisserbroek, NED
Production Worker
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 16.
Why this sport?
He was active as an able-bodied athlete until age 12. Following his amputation, he wanted to remain active and decided to start running again with the AV Hollandia club in the Netherlands. He initially tried sprint events and long jump before being encouraged to try high jump because of his height.
Club / Team
AV De Spartaan: Lisse, NED
Name of coach
Guido Bonsen [national], NED; Arno Mul [national], NED
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)
His left leg was amputated at age 16. (, 01 Nov 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 High Jump T42 1.74
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2015 High Jump T42 1.60
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 High Jump T42 1.45