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VAN KAUTER Jaad
Sport Para athletics
NPC Belgium   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthGhent, BEL
Height1.78 m
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Deinze, BEL
Occupation
Student
Languages
Dutch
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age six.
Club / Team
AC Deinze: Belgium
Name of coach
Sonia Van Renthergem, BEL
Training Regime
He trains four times a week.
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing video games. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 1500m at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sonia Van Renthergem. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Belgian heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He and sprinter Anke Sneyers were Belgium's flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the 2017 World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. (Steven Van Beylen's Twitter page, 03 Aug 2017)
Other sports
He won a bronze medal in Para cross-country running at the 2016 Belgian National Championships in Rotselaar. (acdeinze.be, 24 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (de-tandem.be, 2017)
Impairment
He was born with an intellectual impairment. (nieuwsblad.be, 10 Jun 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Final 2018 400m T20 56.25
8 2018 1500m T20 4:22.09
9 2021 1500m T20 4:06.92