This is what winning looks like.

Winning means more than beating someone else. It's about beating yourself.

The same results as an able bodied athlete, and better.

The story

At 13 years of age, Ronald got involved in a heavy car accident that would change his life forever

He took matter in his own hands and learned how to walk and run again in less than a year.

He was selected as the flag bearer for the Netherlands in the 2012 London Paralympic games.
This is considered a great honor.
At the age of 24 he won a bronze medal in the Javelin at the Paralympic Games of London 2012.

As severe shoulder injury wouldn’t allow him to throw anymore, he switched his discipline to longjump.

In 2015, he won the gold medal at Dutch National Championships.

He had defeated all the able bodied athletes.

The story continues.

Milestones

757
Centimeter flying distance
39
Medals
104
International competitions

Career highlights

2006

World Championships

5th place

2008

Paralympic games

4rd place

2011

World Championships

Bronze

2012

European Championships

Gold

2012

Flag bearer Paralympic Games

2012

Paralympic Games

Bronze

2013

World Championships

Silver

2014

European Championships

Bronze

2015

Dutch Able Body Championships

Gold

2015

World Championships

Silver

Having one leg can’t stop you from doing what you want.

Next events:

14-05-2016:Hollandia Recordwedstrijden

28-6-2016: Cork City Sports International Athletics Meeting

23/24-07-2016: IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final

17-09-2016: Paralympic Games