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Duck Jaspers: The World Games Athlete of August 2022

Dick Jaspers (NED) won his second gold medal at The World Games in 2022 – 13 years after his first gold, and even more amazingly 21 years since his debut at The World Games!

The 2022 edition was his sixth edition of The World Games: he has competed at the Games since Akita 2001. He has altogether two gold and two silver medals and a fourth place.

More than deservedly, he is The World Games Athlete of August 2022!

Dick Jaspers started playing Billiards when he was three years old in the pub his parents ran in his home town. He became a professional player at the age of 21.

In the 1990s, some of the professional players were denied from playing in the European and World Championships, but the issue was sorted out after a couple of years.

Jaspers has since won five individual gold medals at the World Championships – the first one in 2000 and the latest at the championships last year. Further, he has two gold medals from Team Championships and five from individual European Championships. He has won five Three-Cushion World Cups.

When asked about his future, Jaspers exclaimed: “Yes, I would love to play my seventh [edition of The] World Games!” So look out for him in less than three years in Chengdu, at The World Games 2025!

Credit: The World Games

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