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NELEN Bjorn
Sport Para athletics
NPC Belgium   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthBrasschaat, BEL
Height1.81 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T64, F64
Further Personal Information
Residence
Belgium
Languages
Dutch, English, French
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Free University of Bruxelles: Belgium
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2014.
Club / Team
Parantee: Ghent, BEL
Name of coach
Mieke Van Thuyne, BEL
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Belgium
Location
Lille, FRA
General Interest
Hobbies
Geography, spending time with family, playing amputee football. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2016 and 2018 European championships . (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mieke Van Thuyne. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Carl Lewis, Belgian heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam, the Belgian national football team. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He has played for the Belgium national amputee football team. (ampfootballbelgium.com, 13 Oct 2014; Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Impairment
His left leg has been amputated below the knee. (paralympic.be, 16 Jun 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a prosthetist. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 400m T44 1:04.42
8 2016 200m T44 28.57
9 2016 100m T44 14.24
9 2018 200m T64 31.33
8 2018 100m T64 15.03