The Belgian athlete’s wheelchair was sabotaged on Saturday before his competition, just like Peter Genyn’s before.
JOyce Lefevre was also the victim of an act of sabotage at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, the Belgian Paralympic Committee reported on Sunday. The wheelchair athlete, who competed in the 800m (T34) of the para-athletics events on Saturday, had the unpleasant surprise to find his competition chair with three flat tires.
His chair was in the basement of the Olympic stadium in Tokyo, next to those of Peter Genyn and Roger Habsch who had also seen their chairs damaged by malicious acts. Was the Belgian delegation targeted or did the individual not knowing exactly what Genyn’s chair was attacking the others sitting next to it? Access to these basements is allowed to accredited persons and the absence of surveillance cameras makes the progress of the investigation complicated.
The Belgian Paralympic Committee had already announced on Saturday that it had started the process to file a complaint with the local Organizing Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.