Kenny van Weeghel

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Kenny van Weeghel
Kenny van Weeghel 2006 World Championship.jpg
At the 2006 IPC World Championships
Personal information
Full name Kenny van Weeghel
Nationality Dutch
Born (1980-09-16) September 16, 1980 (age 34)
Zwolle
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport wheelchair racing
Achievements and titles
Paralympic finals 2004 Summer Paralympics

Kenny van Weeghel (born September 16, 1980, Zwolle) is a Paralympic athlete from the Netherlands competing in the 100, 200 and 400 m T54 class wheelchair racing.[1]

He won his first main title in 2001 on the 200 m of the European championships. In 2002 he became world champion on the 100 m, while he won both the 100m and 200m during the 2003 world championships and the 200m and 400m at the European championships.

At the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, he won three medals: bronze on the 100m, silver on the 200m and gold on the 400m.[2] He was elected Dutch handicapped sportsman of the year.[3]

At the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki 100m and 200m T54 wheelchair racing was a demonstration sport. In both races he won the silver medal behind British athlete David Weir.[4]

In 2006, Kenny van Weeghel became once more world champion on the 200m, while taking second place (by a mere 0.01 s) on the 100 m behind David Weir.[5]

Personal records[edit]

  • 100 m 13.95 s
  • 200 m 24.79 s
  • 400 m 46.91 s

External links[edit]

  • World ranking and athlete information [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website (Dutch)
  2. ^ Wereldvanoranje.nl Profile (Dutch)
  3. ^ NOCNSF.nl Gehandicapte sporter van het jaar (Dutch)
  4. ^ IAAF.org Biography
  5. ^ sax.nu Goud voor Kenny van Weeghel op WK (Dutch)
Awards
Preceded by
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Dutch Disabled Sportsman / woman of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Netherlands Esther Vergeer