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BERVOETS Elien
Sport Para dance sport
NPC Belgium   
GenderWomen
Age34
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
L&F2, SC2, SD2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Leuven, BEL
Languages
Dutch, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began dancing in 1997 after attending a Para sport day in Lommel, Belgium.
Why this sport?
She was interested in Para dance sport from the moment she tried it. She then convinced her sister Greet to form a partnership after they met people at a dance club in Genk, Belgium.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning her first Belgian title. (dancesparkles.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Belgian professional dancer Joanna Leunis. (dancesparkles.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you never try, you'll never know." (Facebook profile, 30 Oct 2019)
Famous relatives
Her sister Greet Bervoets has competed as her able-bodied dance partner. (Facebook profile, 30 Oct 2019)
Impairment
She has spina bifida. (hln.be, 23 Jan 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She and her sister Greet have worked as coaches for other Para dancer in Lommel, Belgium. She has worked at the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, a research institute in Flanders, Belgium. (Facebook profile, 30 Oct 2019; elien-greet.be, 20 May 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2017 C2 Single  
10 2017 C2 Single Freestyle 19.309
20 2019 C2 Single  
17 2019 C2 Single Freestyle 18.703