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.
Flag bearer Paralympic Games
Dutch Able Body Championships