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Annette Roozen

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63

Further personal information

Family
Partner Wouter Raijmakers, daughter Lisa [2011], son Hugo [2014]
Residence
Utrecht, NED
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Journalism - HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht: Netherlands

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She became involved in Para athletics at age 21.
Why this sport?
She discovered Para athletics after attending a conference in Arnhem, Netherlands, run by US athletes about prosthetic limbs and their use in sport.
Club / Team
Atletiekvereniging U-Track: Utrecht, NED

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Netherlands
Location
Assen, NED

General interest

Injuries
She was forced to withdraw from the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, due to a hamstring injury. (atletiek.nl, 05 Nov 2019)

In 2009 she did not compete at the Nelli Cooman Games in Stadskanaal, Netherlands, due to injury. (nocnsf.nl, 08 Jun 2009)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2007 Dutch Sportsperson with a Disability. (atletiekunie.nl, 01 Dec 2010)

In 2006 she was named Sportswoman of the Year in Utrecht, Netherlands. (LinkedIn profile, 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 25 Mar 2020)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with bone cancer, which resulted in the amputation of her right leg at age 15. (ad.nl, 21 Apr 2018)
Other information
BREAK, RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
In 2010 she took time away from the sport to start a family. She returned in February 2012 with the aim of competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. In 2013 she announced her retirement from international competition, before returning to the sport in 2017 with a view to competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 25 Mar 2020; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2020; Facebook profile, 31 Jul 2018, 07 Dec 2017; ad.nl, 21 Apr 2018; atletiek.nl, 12 Jul 2013; paralympic.org, 01 Jul 2012; rtvutrecht.nl, 19 Feb 2012)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She worked as a journalist, editor, and reporter at RTV Utrecht, a broadcast company in the Netherlands for 14 years between September 2002 and December 2016. (Facebook profile, 31 Jul 2018; LinkedIn profile, 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F42 Final Round 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T42 Final Round 1
Women's Long Jump F42 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T42 Final Round 2
Women's Long Jump F42 Final Round 2