Dutch athlete Ronald is a remarkable athlete and winner of major international titles in both track and field events.
Ronald was injured in a car crash at the age of 14 and lost his lower leg. He was determined to continue playing sports and shortly after contacted clubs to explore the opportunities.
His first love was the javelin. He won the bronze medal in the F44 event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where he also had the honour of carrying his country’s flag at the opening ceremony.
A persistent shoulder injury forced him to change discipline and he turned his attention to sprinting and the long jump.
In 2014, Ronald won his first major international medal on the track, winning bronze in the T44 200m European Championships in Swansea.
He also picked up a bronze medal in the long jump, following up on silver medal success in the same event at the 2013 World Championships.
Ronald is an all-round athlete going from strength to strength in both track and field events.
“I am enjoying my career and all the hard work is starting to pay off. Going into the final stages of preperation for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games I feel confident that the result will be winning medals there.“
Key competitive achievements:
|Paralympic Games||IPC World Championships||IPC European Championships|
| Rio 2016|| Christchurch 2011|| Swansea 2014|
| London 2012|| Lyon 2013|
Year of birth: 1989
Sport: Athletics – 100m and 200m, long jump
Coach: Guido Bonsen
Club: Atletiekvereniging, Rotterdam
Career Highlights: Winning a bronze medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and silver in long jump at the 2013 World Championships.