Ottobock ambassador

Fleur Schouten

She was born with a genetic defect and a deformed lower leg. Due to that, her leg was amputated over the knee when she was only one year old.

Jumping feels like freedom

Fleur Schouten has always been running around the house with her daily prosthesis, when she was younger.

At the age of ten, her prosthetist asks her if she wants to try out Para athletics as a sport, took her to the running track and changed her regular prosthetic foot to a running prosthesis. She loved the feeling of her freedom running around and started to do Para athletics.

"If I am at the track, I am feeling very happy, I cannot wait to take a jump because when I am flying in the air, it will give me this kind of freedom."

"I want to be an example for people with an amputation, so they can see life is still good, even if you miss an arm or a leg."

Fleur Schouten, Para athlete and Ottobock ambassador

Ottobock ambassador Fleur Schouten

The dream of gold medals and new records

Winning bronze in the T63 long jump at the 2018 European Para Championships in Berlin, and reaching 6th place during the World Para Athletics Championship in Dubai in 2019 were two of her biggest successes so far.

She is aiming for the Tokyo Paralympic Games and she's dreaming on winning a gold medal or setting a new world record.

Key facts

  • Nation: Netherlands
  • Year of birth: 2001
  • Sport: Para Athletics – 100 m, Long Jump
  • Classification: T63
  • Coach: Guido Bonsen
  • Club: Phanos

Victories and achievements

  • World Para Athletics Championship Dubai 2019:
    • 6th place in long jump
  • European Para Athletics Championship Berlin 2018:
    • Bronze medal in long jump

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