Ronald Hertog

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
  • Long Jump Bronze
Christchurch 2011
  • Javelin Bronze
Swansea 2014
  • 200m Bronze
  • Long Jump Bronze
London 2012
  • Javelin Bronze
Lyon 2013
  • Long Jump Silver
 

Key facts

Nationality: Dutch

Year of birth: 1989

Sport: Athletics – 100m and 200m, long jump

Classification: T44

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.

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