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In Memoriam Marc D'Hondt
Wed 10 Apr Marc D'HONDT, 24/04/1959 – 29/03/2024
BDC learned of the sudden passing of Marc D'Hondt, a member of K.D.S. Antwerp and a great sportsman who was especially passionate about cycling. 

He participated twice in the Deaflympics:
  • 1985 Los Angeles (USA): there he won a gold medal in the team time trial. 
  • He also took 4th place in the Sprint and 8th place in the time trial.
  • 1989 in Christchurch (New Zealand): at achieved 5th place in the road race, 7th place in the sprint and 8th place in the points race.

He also participated in several World Championships:
  • Caen (France) 1979 : GOLD and World Champion in the sprint;
  • Lauwe (Belgium) 1980 : 2nd place and SILVER in the sprint and 12th place in the time trial;
  • Lyngby (Denmark)1982 : 4th place in the time trial, 5th place in the road race;
  • Nimes (France) 1983 : 6th place in the time trial and sprint, plus 7th place in the road race.

European Championships:
  • 1st European Championships in Volketswil (Switzerland) 1988 : there he took 5th place in both the road race and the time trial, along with 8th place in the sprint.

He also became Belgian road champion 4 times in 1978, 1984, 1985 and 1991.

He was also active in football with one international selection for the Belgian national team (24.05.1977 Belgium - Switzerland) as goalkeeper. Also with K.D.S. Antwerp, as a goalkeeper, he became 4 times national champion in 1979 - 1981 - 1982 and 1983 and also won the Cup of Belgium in 1978 - 1980 - 1981 and 1982. 

He was also a talent in athletics : here he became 1 x Belgian Javelin Throwing Champion in 1976. 
Occasionally, he also competed in cross-country running and volleyball.

We will miss him and wish his family and friends much strength at this difficult time.

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