Page back
KRAAL Aschwin
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Netherlands   
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Office Worker
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He started powerlifting in 2002.
Why this sport?
He originally wanted to ride a marathon in his wheelchair, and had to start with fitness to enhance his muscle strength. So he began lifting weights and has continued on from there.
Club / Team
NKV Atlas: Nijmegen, NED
Name of coach
Ielja Strik
Training Regime
He trains five times a week, approximately 2 hours a day
General Interest
Swimming, fencing. (, 01 Nov 2007)
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (, 27 Mar 2011)
He suffers from sickle-cell disease [SCD] which is a hereditary disease. He suffers from severe pain crises that have resulted in hip necrosis, and left him requiring the use wheelchair. (, 27 Mar 2011)
Other information
He is an administration employee for a social service organisation promoting sport to youth in the Netherlands. (, 16 Apr 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2006 90kg 155.0