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VANDEPUT Yannick
Sport Para swimming
NPC Belgium   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthHasselt, BEL
Height1.94 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Houthalen, BEL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2009 in Hasselt, Belgium.
Why this sport?
"I loved to be in the water."
Club / Team
Koninklijke Hasseltse Zwemclub Spartacus [HZS]: Belgium
Name of coach
Gregory Planckaert, BEL
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Belgium
Location
Sheffield, ENG
General Interest
Hobbies
Cooking, travelling, walking outdoors. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in both 2012 and 2016, and winning bronze in the S14 100m backstroke at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Gregory Planckaert. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be as prepared as you can be." (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 2017)
Impairment
He has autism. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Backstroke S14 1:09.02
Heats 2012 200m Freestyle S14 2:07.47
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:18.57
Heats 2016 100m Backstroke S14 1:06.83
16 2016 200m Freestyle S14 2:08.41 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2013 200m Freestyle S14 2:07.88
Heats 2013 100m Backstroke S14 1:07.350
Heats 2013 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:26.98
Heats 2015 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:19.26
Heats 2015 200m Freestyle S14 2:04.97
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:23.57
7 2015 100m Backstroke S14 1:05.97
6 2017 200m Freestyle S14 2:10.19
3 2017 100m Backstroke S14 1:07.60
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 100m Backstroke S14 1:05.25
6 2014 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:16.14
5 2014 200m Freestyle S14 2:05.75
5 2014 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:21.83
5 2016 200m Freestyle S14 2:05.91
4 2016 100m Backstroke S14 1:06.66
12 2016 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:19.13
8 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:28.86
6 2018 100m Backstroke S14 1:06.43