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Amy Siemons

Athletics
2

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Residence
Helmond, NED
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Sports Administrator
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Finance - Fontys University of Applied Sciences: Eindhoven, NED

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 20 in Helmond, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the Paralympic Games.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Netherlands
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two silver medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her father, and her grandparents. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2017 her training was disrupted due to a chronic elbow injury. (ed.nl, 11 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every day I try to be a little bit better than the day before." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2012, 2013, and 2014 she was named Athlete of the Year in Helmond, Netherlands. (hac-helmond.nl, 13 Dec 2014; ed.nl, 09 Jan 2014; helmond.nl, 01 Dec 2012)

She was named the 2013 Para Athlete of the Year of North Brabant, Netherlands. (hac-helmond.nl, 13 Dec 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. She was born three months premature. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In July 2020 she became a member of athletes' commission for the Royal Dutch Athletics Federation [KNAU]. She is also a board member and treasurer of De Helmondse Atletiek Club [HAC Helmond] in Netherlands. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2020)

BUSINESS
She is the owner of Amy Siemons Adminstratie & Nalatenschapcoaching, an inheritance administration company based in Helmond, Netherlands. (amysiemons.nl, 01 Jan 2021; Facebook page, 22 Oct 2020; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2020; Facebook profile, 16 Oct 2020)

FOUNDATION
In 2014 she set up the Amy Siemons Foundation, the non-profit organisation that helps support the sporting career of athletes. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2020; Facebook page, 12 Sep 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Heat 1 2012-08-31 1
Women's 100 m T34 Final Round 2012-08-31 2
Women's 200 m T34 Heat 1 2012-09-06 2
Women's 200 m T34 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T34 Final 1 2013-07-20 3
Women's 100 m T34 Final 1 2013-07-22 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Final 1 2015-10-22 3
Women's 400 m T34 Final 1 2015-10-31 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Final Round 2016-09-10 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Final 1 2017-07-14 4