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REEKERS Johan
Sport Para-Cycling, Sitting Volleyball
NPC Netherlands   
GenderMen
Age60
Place of BirthEnschede, NED
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
H4
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Corinne, daughters Marjama [1990] and Ebeney [1994]
Residence
Haaksbergen, NED
Languages
Dutch
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began handcycling in 2002.
Club / Team
ISV Hengelo: Netherlands
Name of coach
Fedor Hes [national], NED
General Interest
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received an Erespeld [honorary pin] of the municipality of Haaksbergen, Netherlands. (johanreekers.nl, 31 Oct 2016)

He was named the 2015 Sportsman of the Year in Haaksbergen, Netherlands. (johanreekers.nl, 2015)
Other sports
He competed in para-athletics at the 1976 Paralympic Games in Toronto. He won gold as part of the Dutch national sitting volleyball team at the 1980 and 1984 Paralympic Games. He also played for the team at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Games. (paralympisch.nl, 2012)
Ambitions
To make his 10th appearance at the Paralympic Games. (krantvandeaarde.nl, 24 Jan 2017)
Impairment
He was born without legs. (johanreekers.nl, 26 Oct 2014)
Other information
ACTOR
In 1983 he had a starring role in the Dutch movie 'Ze zeggen dat ik niet dansen kan' [They say that I can't dance]. (paralympisch.nl, 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Sitting Volleyball
Rank Year Event Result
2 1992 Team  
4 1996 Team  
6 2000 Team  
Road World Championships - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
12 2006 HCC - Time Trial 29.62
  2006 HCC - Road Race  DNF
12 2007 HCC - Time Trial 17:39
10 2007 HCC - Road Race 1:30:21
6 2009 HCC - Time Trial 31:37
3 2009 HCC - Road Race 1:34:26
7 2010 H4 - Time Trial 40:48
5 2010 H4 - Road Race 1:51:53
  2011 H4 - Road Race  DNF
4 2013 H4 - Time Trial 28:38
5 2013 H4 - Road Race 2:03:45
6 2014 H5 - Time Trial 27:29
7 2014 H5 - Road Race 1:44:50
3 2015 H5 - Road Race 1:29:54
Paralympic Games - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 HCB-HCC - Road Race  
6 2012 H4 - Time Trial 27:06.99
7 2012 H4 - Road Race 2:00:35
9 2016 H5 - Time Trial 31:40.20 
5 2016 H5 - Road Race 1:37:51