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THIERENS Jarno
Sport Para swimming
NPC Belgium   
GenderMen
Age22
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Languages
Dutch
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He got into swimming after recovering from the loss of his leg.
Why this sport?
Before the accident, he was involved in athletics and judo but had to give up those sports in favour of swimming. "I didn't feel like playing sports anymore, but my mother insisted that I choose a new sport. She eventually signed me up to the local swimming club, pretty much against my will in the beginning. But I started to enjoy it more and more, and now I'm very happy that she did it."
Club / Team
Zwem Club DIWI [BEL] / Swimming Team Waasland [BEL]:
General Interest
Injuries
He sustained a shoulder injury in the early part of 2019. (stwaasland.be, 16 May 2019)
Impairment
He was struck by a car while riding his bicycle, resulting in the loss of his right leg. (tvoost.be, 01 May 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2021 50m Freestyle S10 25.83
6 2021 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:32.37
7 2021 400m Freestyle S10 4:34.24
9 2021 100m Butterfly S10 1:04.14
7 2021 100m Freestyle S10 55.82
9 2021 100m Backstroke S10 1:11.01