Benny Govaerts

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Benny Govaerts
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Representing  Belgium
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 1500 metres - C7
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 800 metres - C7
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 5000 metres cross country - C7
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona 5000 metres - C5-8
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 5000 metres - T38
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta 5000 metres - T34-37
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney 1500 metres - T37

Benny Govaerts is a Paralympian athlete from Belgium competing mainly in category T37 middle distance events.


Bbenny has competed in 5 Paralympics and won 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals, making him one of the most successful Belgian Paralympians.. in his first games in 1988 he won three gold medals in the C7 class 800m, 1500m and 5000m cross country. He added a further gold mdal in 1992 in the 5000m. 1996 games were the first that Benny did not win a gold medal at winning only a bronze medal in the 5000m. Things improved in 2000 when he won a silver in the 5000m and a bronze in the 1500m only for the 2004 Summer Paralympics to yield no medals.

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