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Anke Sneyers

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Residence
Lummen, BEL
Languages
Dutch

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2016 and began training seriously in 2017.
Why this sport?
She got involved in the sport as she likes to be outdoors, meet new people, and because her father practised it.
Club / Team
Looise AV: Tessenderlo, BEL
Name of coach
Mieke Van Thuyne, BEL

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Belgium
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming a silver medal and a bronze medal at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her father, and coach Ferdi Hooibergs. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2020 G-Athlete of the Year by Sport Vlaanderen. (isupportanke.be, 11 Feb 2021)

In 2017 she was named Most Promising Athlete of the Year in Limburg, Belgium, in recognition of the silver medal and bronze medal she won at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. (isupportanke.be, 26 Jan 2018; paralympic.be, 04 Aug 2017)

In 2017 she was named Female Impaired Athlete of the Year in Lummen, Belgium. (isupportanke.be, 21 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 and 2024 Paralympic Games. (parantee-psylos.be, 01 Nov 2019; Facebook page, 30 Sep 2019)