Elke Lale van Achterberg Elke Lale van Achterberg

  • Netherlands, Turkey
  • Wheelchair Fencing World Champion
    Model
    Motivational Speaker

Biography

Elke Lale van Achterberg (21) is both a wheelchair fencer and a model. In 2011 her life changed suddenly upon a sports injury. She broke her toe which led to severe nerve pain. After 4 years of living with intense pain, she decided to have her left lower leg amputated. But the operation led her to pick up the floret and her fencing success turned into many world championships.

* 1st foil, IWAS World Championships U17, 2018
* 2nd epee, IWAS World Championships U17, 2018
* 2nd epee, IWAS World Championships U17 , 2017
* 2nd foil, IWAS World Championships U17 2017
* 1st epee, IWAS World Cup U17 Stadskanaal, the Netherlands
* 1st epee, IWAS World Cup U23 Stadskanaal, the Netherlands

* 2nd foil, IWAS World Cup U17 Stadskanaal, the Netherlands
* 3rd foil, IWAS World Cup U23 Stadskanaal, the Netherlands
* 2017 World Number One U23 Women Epee
* 2017 World Number One U17 Women Foil
* 2017 World Number One U17 Women Epee

* Winner Oscar wheelchair fencing 2013, 2014 & 2015
* Winner IWAS-Award ” Wheelchair Athlete with Internationale
* Potential” World Junior Games Stoke Mandeville (UK).

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