I am

Kimberly Alkemade

Paralympic Athlete competing at 100 and 200 meter T64 sprint

At the age of 8, I lost my left lower leg in a bus accident. This eventually led me to take up running with a prosthetic leg at the age of 27, and I competed in my first World Championships at 29.

Now, at 34, I’m preparing for my second Paralympic Games.

I SET A NEW PARALYMPIC WORLD RECORD ON 200 METERS! 領儭

This is insanity!On my home track nonetheless! I beat the world record set by Marl癡ne van Gansewinkel in Berlin 2018 by completing the 200 meter in 26,02 second. There was hardly any wind, 0,1 m/s and I was in lane 2! What a season opener!...

The TL;DR of my winter training period and 60m indoor season: The puzzle is finally complete! 妝

This winter, I switched gears and focused on building a rock-solid foundation instead of chasing indoor competition results. But that didn’t stop me from crushing races in France and the Netherlands! I even shaved precious tenths off my time with a new starting technique. Best of all, I set a scorching personal best at the Dutch National Championships on my late mother’s birthday. Now, I’m brimming with confidence for an epic outdoor season with my sights set on the podium. Want to know what’s next? Read on for all the juicy details!

Live: X-Athletics Meeting Combined Events, Aubi癡re France

From 12:45 onwards, the men's 60-meter sprints of X-Athletics will begin, and the women are expected to start around 13:15. So, to ensure you can watch Kimberly live be ready around 13:00.

First Time in France This Year! Check Out My 60 Meter Indoor

Tomorrow, I will be participating in a 60-meter indoor race in France! The location is Stadium Jean-Pellez in Aubi癡re. The address is 44 Rue Pasteur, 63170 Aubi癡re, France if you're in the area, come by! I've been here since Thursday, and I must honestly say that it...

2023: My Journey of Challenges, Triumph, and Outlook Towards Paris 2024

It's time to reflect on an intense and inspiring year. 2023 was a year of change, growth, and unexpected adventures for me. This has also been the year that lays the foundation for, hopefully, success in 2024. 領儭 Sprinting Through Challenges The year began with a...

The Day Is Here: my World Championships Para Athletics Begin

It's nearly time. I've finally arrived after months of toil, sweat, and perseverance. Tomorrow, I'll be running the first race of the World Championships. It's more than just a race; it's the first time I'm running in front of a real, tangible audience after such a...

WPA Paris 2023 200m final T44/62/64

https://youtu.be/7zMW736zYKs Monday evening starting at 18:20

WPA Paris 2023 – 100m Final T44/62/64

https://youtu.be/Wal9CWfY0ZI This Thursday at 19:35 This thursday night, if all goes well I will compete in the final for the 100 meter sprint during the World Championship Para Athletics in Paris. Please cheer for me where ever you are!

WPA Paris 2023 – 100m Heats T44/62/64

https://www.youtube.com/live/Ft1__lA35ZE?feature=share Thursday starting at 10:40 This thursday I will compete at 10:40 or 10:56 in the heats for the 100m sprint in class T44/62/64. This race is to qualify for the final later this Thursday. I hope you will cheer for...

A Flying Start: Para-Athletics Season Kicked Off

Kimberly Alkemade shares her experiences from the start of the 2023 Para-athletics season. Learn more about the start of her 2023 journey here.

“Transform limitations into stepping stones to success”

I lost my left lower leg in a bus accident at the age of 8. Despite this setback, I never let this limitation define me. At the age of 27, I took up running with a prosthetic leg, and I quickly rose through the ranks of the Paralympic sprinting world. I made my debut at the World Championships in 2019, and I went on to win a silver medal in the 200m and bronze on the 100m.

In 2020, I fulfilled my dream of competing at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. I came away with a bronze medal in the 100m sprint.

Now, at 34, I’m training harder than ever before as I prepare for my second Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024. I’m determined to bring home the gold medal this time, and I’m also looking forward to inspiring other people with disabilities to pursue their dreams.

I’m not just an athlete; I’m also an advocate for people with disabilities. I believe that anything is possible if you set your mind to it, and strive to help everyone reach their full potential despite limitations.

I’m proud to be a Paralympic athlete, and I’m excited to see what the future holds.

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Clinics

One of my lifelong goals is to get people in motion. Clinics are a great tool to re-introduce people with the potential of their body. As a certified Movement Coach I can provide a fun and inspiring experience.

Public Speaking

Looking for a speaker that can tell a story about dealing with adversity, personal development or (paralympic)? Look no further, I can provide your event with a fitting story or provide an intersting perspective to the conversation.

Athlete

Above all I am a Paralympian. I have won various medals on the world stage and experienced the infamous Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

These Athletes are not handicapped athletes.
These women are all athletes

Paralympic Athletics

Sprinting with a prosthetic leg with classification T64

Para Athletics is a sport that overcomes physical limitations, showing the extraordinary abilities of athletes with disabilities. Often seen as mere acts of determination, but Para Athletics demands the same level of dedication, skill, and athleticism as any other sport.

Every athlete, regardless of their limitations, possesses the potential to achieve greatness. Para Athletics provides a platform where these individuals can push their boundaries, shatter records, and inspire the world.

Creating an inclusive and supportive environment is crucial for Para Athletes to flourish. I am committed to advocating for this environment in the Netherlands, ensuring that every athlete has the opportunity to excel and reach their full potential.

#RoadTo

Program

Harry Schulting Games

(Vught, NL)

May 9th 2024

100m | 12,86 (0.0 m/s)
200m | 26,02 (-0.1 m/s) = NEW WR!

$

T-meeting

(Tilburg, NL)

May 20th 2024

100 meter
200 meter

$

Grand Prix Nottwil

(Nottwil, CH)

June 6th-8th 2024

100 meter
200 meter

$

Grand Prix Parijs

(Parijs, FR)

June 13th-15th 2024

100 meter
200 meter

$

ONK Para Atletiek

(Vught, NL)

June 23th 2024

100 meter
200 meter

$

National Championships

(Hengelo, NL)

June 29th-30th 2024

100 meter

$

Para Leichtathletik Heimspiel 2024

(Leverkusen, DE)

June 6th 2024

100 meter
200 meter

$
The TL;DR of my winter training period and 60m indoor season: The puzzle is finally complete! 妝

The TL;DR of my winter training period and 60m indoor season: The puzzle is finally complete! 妝

This winter, I switched gears and focused on building a rock-solid foundation instead of chasing indoor competition results. But that didn’t stop me from crushing races in France and the Netherlands! I even shaved precious tenths off my time with a new starting technique. Best of all, I set a scorching personal best at the Dutch National Championships on my late mother’s birthday. Now, I’m brimming with confidence for an epic outdoor season with my sights set on the podium. Want to know what’s next? Read on for all the juicy details!

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My Partners

As in any professional sport, the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints demand great support, a team of sponsors and partners. These partners support every step. My journey in the world of Paralymic Sports would not be possible without their dedication and expertise, I am eternally grateful.

Adidas Performance
Sport Stories
Sport Stories
Van Dort logo Letselschade
Heckert & van Lierop
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tsuru