Belgium at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Belgium at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Belgium
IPC code  BEL
NPC Belgian Paralympic Committee
At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing
Competitors 21 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Nico Vergeylen
Medals
Rank: 69
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Belgium sent a delegation of 21 athletes (20 male, 1 female) to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. The nominated athletes are listed below with their individual classification and disciplines.[1]

Belgium's overall result of just one bronze medal was its poorest ever at the Summer Paralympics. Its rank of 69th on the medal table was a sharp decline from four years earlier, where 3 gold medals, 2 silver and 2 bronze had placed it 36th. The 2008 Games were the first since 1968 at which Belgium failed to win at least one gold medal.[2]

Medallists[edit]

The country won one medal, a bronze.[3]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Jan Boyen Cycling Men's Individual Track Pursuit - LC2 8th

Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

3 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Points Rank
Gino de Keersmaeker F42 Shot put N/A 11.53 - 12
Discus throw N/A 41.84 - 5
Frederic van den Heede T46 5000 m N/A 15:39.00 - 12
Marathon N/A 2:37:03 - 7

Pentathlon

Athlete Class Event Long jump Javelin throw 100 m Discus throw 1500 m Total Rank
Result Points Rank Result Points Rank Time Points Rank Result Points Rank Time Points Rank
Kurt Vanraefelghem P12 Pentathlon 6.33 659 7 44.35 505 5 12.02 647 9 33.12 526 4 4:43.32 660 8 2997 8

Cycling - Paralympic pictogram.svg Cycling[edit]

2 competitors:

Men

Time trials & Road races

Athlete Class Event Time Class
Factor
Factorized
Time
Rank
Jan Boyen LC2 Track time trial 1:14.881 - - 7
Road time trial 35:39.55 (+ 2:02.85) - - 4
LC1-2/CP4
(LC2)
Road race 1:46:03 (+ 0:00) - - 4
Marc Eymard B&VI 1-3 Road time trial 33:58.30 (+ 1:57.18) - - 12
Road race 2:23:17 (+ 8:33) - - 10

Pursuits

Athlete Class Event Qualifying Final/
Bronze medal race
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Jan Boyen LC2 Track pursuit 4:56.261
48.605
3 Q  Novak (ROU)
W 4:56.630
48.545
Bronze medal icon.svg

Equestrian - Paralympic pictogram.svg Equestrian[edit]

2 competitors:

Individual
Athlete Class Horse Event Result Rank
José Lorquet Grade Ib Junior du Pré Championship Test 63.619 8
Freestyle Test 65.333 6
Bert Vermeir Grade III Tiramisu Championship Test 64.000 7
Freestyle Test 67.389 8

Goalball - Paralympic pictogram.svg Goalball[edit]

6 competitors:

Men

Preliminary round - Group A
September 7
9:00
Lithuania 9 – 5 Belgium
Pavliukianec 5
Zibolis 4 (3 Penalties)
Report Bihi 3
de Rick 2 (1 Penalty)
BIT Gymnasium, Beijing
Referee: Claude Dagenais (Canada), Keith Lound (Great Britain)

September 8
19:00
Belgium 12 – 6 Spain
Bihi 8 (1 Penalty)
de Rick 3 (2 Penalties)
Buisseret
Report R. Garcia 3
Galiana
Perez (Penalty)
Rubio
BIT Gymnasium, Beijing
Referee: Alexander Knecht (Germany), Aurora Zanolin (Italy)

September 9
19:00
Belgium 5 – 6 Slovenia
Bihi 2
de Rick 2
Buisseret
Report Pirc 4 (3 Penalties)
Vinkler 2
BIT Gymnasium, Beijing
Referee: Lena Bonke (Denmark), Balint Benko (Hungary)

September 10
12:00
Finland 8 – 5 Belgium
Mattila 4 (3 Penalties)
Aittola 2
Posio 2
Report de Rick 3 (3 Penalties)
Bihi 2
BIT Gymnasium, Beijing
Referee: Lena Bonke (Denmark), Claude Dagenais (Canada)

September 11
9:00
Denmark 13 – 6 Belgium
Weichel 9 (5 Penalties)
Nielsen 3
Pedersen (Penalty)
Report Bihi 5 (1 Penalty)
Buisseret
BIT Gymnasium, Beijing
Referee: Christl Däntler (Germany), Aurora Zanolin (Italy)
Group table
Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
 Slovenia (SLO) 5 5 0 0 35 24 +11 15
 Lithuania (LTU) 5 4 1 0 50 18 +32 12
 Denmark (DEN) 5 2 2 1 29 26 +3 7
 Finland (FIN) 5 2 3 0 26 41 -15 6
 Belgium (BEL) 5 1 4 0 33 42 -9 3
 Spain (ESP) 5 0 4 1 20 42 -22 1
9th place match
September 12
21:00
Belgium 2 – 7 Iran
Bihi
van Eenooghe
Report Jalilvand 4
Sayahi 2
Soranji
BIT Gymnasium, Beijing
Referee: Balint Benko (Hungary), Patricia Fras (Slovenia)

Swimming - Paralympic pictogram.svg Swimming[edit]

2 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Sven Decaesstecker S10 100 m backstroke 1:05.44 9 Did not advance
SB9 100 m breaststroke 1:14.30 7 Q 1:15.29 8
SM10 200 m individual medley 2:19.57 3 Q 2:16.21 4
Kevin Lambrechts S7 50 m butterfly 33.57 5 Q 33.80 5
100 m backstroke 1:20.50 9 Did not advance
SM7 200 m individual medley 2:53.93 3 Q 2:54.98 6

Table tennis - Paralympic pictogram.svg Table Tennis[edit]

3 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Group Match 1 Group Match 2 Group Match 3 1/8 Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Final/
Bronze medal match
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Marc Ledoux TT8 Singles  Jambor (SVK)
W 3-2
 Kent (CAN)
W 3-0
 Glikman (ISR)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Mathieu Loicq TT8 Singles  Pichon (FRA)
W 3-1
 Grudzien (POL)
L 0-3
 Hu (TPE)
W 3-1
Did not advance
Nico Vergeylen TT8 Singles  Skrzynecki (POL)
L 1-3
 Csonka (HUN)
L 0-3
 Chen (CHN)
L 0-3
Did not advance
Marc Ledoux
Mathieu Loicq
Nico Vergeylen
TT6-8 Team N/A Bye Israel
L 1-3
Did not advance

Dimitri Ghion, who had been nominated as a Singles player in the TT4 category, had to withdraw his start due to injury.

Wheelchair tennis - Paralympic pictogram.svg Wheelchair Tennis[edit]

2 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Joachim Gérard Open Singles  Gergely (SVK)
W 6-1, 6-0
 Hinson (USA)
W 6-2, 6-0
 Jeremiasz (FRA)
L 4-6, 1-6
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Class Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Annick Sevenans Open Singles  Martinez (COL)
W 6-0, 6-0
 Arnoult (USA)
L 6-1, 3-6, 4-6
Did not advance

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgian Paralympic Team", Belgian Paralympic Committee, August 30, 2008
  2. ^ Belgium at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "Overall Medal Standings", official website of the Beijing Paralympics