Belgium at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Belgium at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
IPC code BEL
NPC Belgian Paralympic Committee
Website www.paralympic.be
in Beijing
Competitors 21 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Nico Vergeylen
Medals
Ranked 69th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer Paralympics appearances

Belgium sent a delegation of 21 athletes (20 male, 1 female) to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. The nominated athletes are listed below with their individual classification and disciplines.[1]

Belgium's overall result of just one bronze medal was its poorest ever at the Summer Paralympics. Its rank of 69th on the medal table was a sharp decline from four years earlier, where 3 gold medals, 2 silver and 2 bronze had placed it 36th. The 2008 Games were the first since 1968 at which Belgium failed to win at least one gold medal.[2]

Medallists

The country won one medal, a bronze.[3]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Jan Boyen Cycling Men's Individual Track Pursuit - LC2 8th

Athletics

3 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Points Rank
Gino de Keersmaeker F42 Shot put N/A 11.53 - 12
Discus throw N/A 41.84 - 5
Frederic van den Heede T46 5000 m N/A 15:39.00 - 12
Marathon N/A 2:37:03 - 7

Pentathlon

Athlete Class Event Long jump Javelin throw 100 m Discus throw 1500 m Total Rank
Result Points Rank Result Points Rank Time Points Rank Result Points Rank Time Points Rank
Kurt Vanraefelghem P12 Pentathlon 6.33 659 7 44.35 505 5 12.02 647 9 33.12 526 4 4:43.32 660 8 2997 8

Cycling

2 competitors:

Men

Time trials & Road races

Athlete Class Event Time Class
Factor
Factorized
Time
Rank
Jan Boyen LC2 Track time trial 1:14.881 - - 7
Road time trial 35:39.55 (+ 2:02.85) - - 4
LC1-2/CP4
(LC2)
Road race 1:46:03 (+ 0:00) - - 4
Marc Eymard B&VI 1-3 Road time trial 33:58.30 (+ 1:57.18) - - 12
Road race 2:23:17 (+ 8:33) - - 10

Pursuits

Athlete Class Event Qualifying Final/
Bronze medal race
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Jan Boyen LC2 Track pursuit 4:56.261
48.605
3 Q  Novak (ROU)
W 4:56.630
48.545
Bronze medal icon.svg

Equestrian

2 competitors:

Individual
Athlete Class Horse Event Result Rank
José Lorquet Grade Ib Junior du Pré Championship Test 63.619 8
Freestyle Test 65.333 6
Bert Vermeir Grade III Tiramisu Championship Test 64.000 7
Freestyle Test 67.389 8

Goalball

6 competitors:

Men

Preliminary round - Group A
 Lithuania 9 – 5  Belgium
Pavliukianec 5
Zibolis 4 (3 Penalties)
Report Bihi 3
de Rick 2 (1 Penalty)
Referee: Claude Dagenais (Canada), Keith Lound (Great Britain)

 Belgium 12 – 6  Spain
Bihi 8 (1 Penalty)
de Rick 3 (2 Penalties)
Buisseret
Report R. Garcia 3
Galiana
Perez (Penalty)
Rubio
Referee: Alexander Knecht (Germany), Aurora Zanolin (Italy)

 Belgium 5 – 6  Slovenia
Bihi 2
de Rick 2
Buisseret
Report Pirc 4 (3 Penalties)
Vinkler 2
Referee: Lena Bonke (Denmark), Balint Benko (Hungary)

 Finland 8 – 5  Belgium
Mattila 4 (3 Penalties)
Aittola 2
Posio 2
Report de Rick 3 (3 Penalties)
Bihi 2
Referee: Lena Bonke (Denmark), Claude Dagenais (Canada)

 Denmark 13 – 6  Belgium
Weichel 9 (5 Penalties)
Nielsen 3
Pedersen (Penalty)
Report Bihi 5 (1 Penalty)
Buisseret
Referee: Christl Däntler (Germany), Aurora Zanolin (Italy)
Group table
Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
 Slovenia (SLO) 5 5 0 0 35 24 +11 15
 Lithuania (LTU) 5 4 1 0 50 18 +32 12
 Denmark (DEN) 5 2 2 1 29 26 +3 7
 Finland (FIN) 5 2 3 0 26 41 -15 6
 Belgium (BEL) 5 1 4 0 33 42 -9 3
 Spain (ESP) 5 0 4 1 20 42 -22 1
9th place match
 Belgium 2 – 7  Iran
Bihi
van Eenooghe
Report Jalilvand 4
Sayahi 2
Soranji
Referee: Balint Benko (Hungary), Patricia Fras (Slovenia)

Swimming

2 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Sven Decaesstecker S10 100 m backstroke 1:05.44 9 Did not advance
SB9 100 m breaststroke 1:14.30 7 Q 1:15.29 8
SM10 200 m individual medley 2:19.57 3 Q 2:16.21 4
Kevin Lambrechts S7 50 m butterfly 33.57 5 Q 33.80 5
100 m backstroke 1:20.50 9 Did not advance
SM7 200 m individual medley 2:53.93 3 Q 2:54.98 6

Table Tennis

3 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Group Match 1 Group Match 2 Group Match 3 1/8 Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Final/
Bronze medal match
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Marc Ledoux TT8 Singles  Jambor (SVK)
W 3-2
 Kent (CAN)
W 3-0
 Glikman (ISR)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Mathieu Loicq TT8 Singles  Pichon (FRA)
W 3-1
 Grudzien (POL)
L 0-3
 Hu (TPE)
W 3-1
Did not advance
Nico Vergeylen TT8 Singles  Skrzynecki (POL)
L 1-3
 Csonka (HUN)
L 0-3
 Chen (CHN)
L 0-3
Did not advance
Marc Ledoux
Mathieu Loicq
Nico Vergeylen
TT6-8 Team N/A Bye  Israel
L 1-3
Did not advance

Dimitri Ghion, who had been nominated as a Singles player in the TT4 category, had to withdraw his start due to injury.

Wheelchair Tennis

2 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Joachim Gérard Open Singles  Gergely (SVK)
W 6-1, 6-0
 Hinson (USA)
W 6-2, 6-0
 Jeremiasz (FRA)
L 4-6, 1-6
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Class Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Annick Sevenans Open Singles  Martinez (COL)
W 6-0, 6-0
 Arnoult (USA)
L 6-1, 3-6, 4-6
Did not advance

See also

References

  1. ^ "Belgian Paralympic Team" Archived October 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Belgian Paralympic Committee, August 30, 2008
  2. ^ Belgium at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "Overall Medal Standings", official website of the Beijing Paralympics

External links

  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Official Site
  • International Paralympic Committee
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