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LEFEVRE Joyce
Sport Para athletics
NPC Belgium   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthJette, BEL
Height1.61 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34
Further Personal Information
Residence
Deurne, BEL
Languages
Dutch, English, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at the end of 2015.
Why this sport?
"Because it isn't an everyday sport. It is a challenge to learn the technique, certainly in the beginning. I also like being able to challenge and push my own limits."
Club / Team
Wapper VZW Wommelgem: Belgium
Name of coach
Mieke Van Thuyne, BEL, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Belgium
Location
Switzerland
General Interest
Hobbies
Wheelchair rugby. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming bronze in the T34 100m the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her brother, and coach Mieke Van Thuyne. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US gymnast Simone Biles, Belgian Para athlete Peter Genyn. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not about defeating your opponents. It is about working hard, learning from your mistakes and enjoying what you do so that you can achieve your own highest expectations and, when you achieve them, that is the feeling of real victory." (Facebook profile, 21 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Para Athlete of the Year in Deurne, Belgium. (gazetvandeurne.be, 14 Mar 2017)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works part-time at child care company called Reception Families Service Family Union in Antwerp, Belgium. (Facebook profile, 23 Jul 2020; rodekruis.be, 01 Apr 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 100m T34 21.02
  2016 400m T34  DSQ
7 2021 100m T34 19.63
7 2021 800m T34 2:24.96
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2017 100m T34 22.12
5 2017 800m T34 2:43.94
  2017 400m T34  DSQ
7 2019 100m T34 20.14
5 2019 800m T34 2:18.37
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 100m T34 21.29
3 2016 400m T34 1:14.43
3 2018 100m T34 20.33
3 2018 800m T34 2:45.18