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My dream: the Paralympics 2021!

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I would like to participate in the Paralympics 2021. This requires a lot of travelling and training. By making a financial contribution you will help make this possible and you will give me the push I need to make my dream come true.

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Hi, I'm NielsVink

I am eighteen years old and I have a great passion: wheelchair tennis! For the past six years, I have been spending a lot of time on this intensive sport every day. My goal and big dream was to achieve the highest possible result: participation in the Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo. But then something happened with the letter C. For me, nothing much changes: I am determined to become Big in Japan in 2021!

There is only one way to get to Tokyo and that is to be in the top 8 of the world's best players in the quad category on 7 June 2021. Currently I am in position 5 on this ranking. To stay here, I still have to play many international tennis tournaments to collect points.

Travelling to international competitions (and everything that comes with it) costs a lot of money. I have to pay these costs myself and that is why I can really use your help. With a financial contribution you can give me a push in the right direction. Will you help me on my way? The rest I will do!

You may be wondering why I'm in a wheelchair. I had a bacterial infection at the age of one (meningococcal sepsis), which amputated my legs, fingertips and several spots of my skin. But I don't feel different from others and I'm no different from others. I want to inspire others (with or without disabilities) to pursue their dreams and get the best out of themselves.

Thinking in possibilities! That's what I believe in and what has brought me this far! Will you help me get on with it?

More about Niels

Paralympics 2021 playing schedule

  • 27 August: quad doubles quarter-final: against David Wagner and Bryan Barten: 6-2, 6-1 won.
  • 28 August: quad single 1st round: against Shraga Weinberg: 6-0, 6-3 win.
  • 29 August: quad doubles semi-final: against Antony Cotterill and Andy Lapthorne: 6-0, 6-2 won.
  • 30 August: quad single quarterfinal: against Andy Lapthorne: 6-4, 6-1 win.
  • 31 August: quad single semi-final against Dylan Alcott: lost 4-6, 6-3, 4-6.
  • 1 September: quad doubles final against Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson: 6-4, 6-3 win. GOLD!
  • 3 September: quad single for bronze against Koji Sugeno: 6-1, 6-4 win. BRONZE!

Follow Niels in Tokyo on 1 of the 4 liverstreams on https://nos.nl/uitzendingen!

Are you joining?

I would like to participate in the Paralympics 2021. This requires a lot of travelling and training. By making a financial contribution you will help make this possible and you will give me the push I need to make my dream come true.

Make your choice below.

Personal info

Total Amount: €25.00