“A richer life for me means to be able to have the opportunity to follow your dreams and your goals, despite whatever difference you have.”
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A multi-Paralympic, World and European table tennis champion.
Peter’s winning form dates back to 2001, when he competed in his first international competition. By the Athens 2004 Paralympics, he had already made his mark, taking bronze in his first Games. Rio 2016 not only marked Peter’s fourth successive Games, but also his fourth consecutive singles medal.
Peter has no shortage of motivation. Since winning at Rio 2016, he also won the 2019 European and 2018 World titles.
The COVID-19 crisis has postponed the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to next year, wiping out Peter’s entire table tennis calendar. Missing the buzz of playing inside a venue packed with tables, with several games happening at once, Peter has installed a table tennis table in his home, in order to still be able to touch the ball, serve and practice.
When not competing, the four-time Paralympian is still involved in the sport. As a part-time fundraising manager for Denmark’s National Para Table Tennis Centre in Brondby, Peter has “as little waste time as possible” between training and work. He is committed to advancing Para table tennis in his home country, becoming one of the founders of Parasport Denmark’s ‘How hard can it be?’ campaign in 2015.