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DE CLERCQ Livia
Sport Para athletics
NPC Belgium   
GenderWomen
Age40
Place of BirthGhent, BEL
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63
Further Personal Information
Residence
Deinze, BEL
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
Dutch
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2013.
Why this sport?
She was a test person for running blades.
Club / Team
AC Deinze: Belgium
Name of coach
Mieke Van Thuyne, BEL, from 2013
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Belgium
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was named Female Athlete of the Year in Deinze, Belgium. (parantee.be, 22 Feb 2017)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with a tumour in her left knee at age 14. Doctors removed her kneecap and replaced it, but her body rejected the prosthesis. In 2008 she was given the option of trying a second prosthesis or having her leg amputated. "I chose the amputation. It was a difficult decision but ultimately the best choice." (hln.be, 30 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016 Long Jump T42 2.99
Round 1 2016 100m T42 19.85
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015 Long Jump T42 3.11
6 2017 Long Jump T42 3.16
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 Long Jump T42-44 3.34
5 2016 100m T42 19.52