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VAN DEN HEEDE Frederic
Sport Para athletics
NPC Belgium   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthWaregem, BEL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Els
Residence
Belgium
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at the Somival Athletics Club in Waregem, Belgium.
Why this sport?
A friend advised him to enrol at an athletics club.
Club / Team
Somival Athletics: Waregem, BEL
General Interest
Nicknames
Fred rocket (nieuwsblad.be, 07 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He had part of his right arm amputated after an accident at work. (nieuwsblad.be, 07 Sep 2012)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
He initially found it difficult to accept his physical appearance following his accident. "I trained alone because I was ashamed of how I looked. Gradually I learned to live with my disability and I started training with a friend." (nieuwsblad.be, 07 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2008 5000m T46 15:39.00
7 2008 Marathon T46 2:37:03
3 2012 Marathon T46 2:31:38
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2006 1500m T46 4:12.44
12 2006 5000m T46 15:57.49
  2011 Marathon T46  DNF