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ZIJDERVELD Chantalle
Sport Para swimming
NPC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Age18
Place of BirthRotterdam, NED
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Zwijndrecht, NED
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Dutch, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at a young age.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to compete at an elite level in Para swimming after watching the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. "I realised that I also wanted to be as fast as the athletes who were competing there, and win medals at the highest level. The athletes just inspired me that much."
Club / Team
ZZ & PC De Devel: Zwijndrecht, NED
Name of coach
Sander Nijhuis [national], NED
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 28 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy every minute of your life." (Instagram profile, 23 May 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she received a Sporting Talent award in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands. (weekbladdebrug.nl, 21 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 28 Mar 2018)
Impairment
She was born without her right hand. (zwem4daagse.nl, 10 Jun 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:17.01
4 2016 50m Freestyle S10 28.26
8 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:13.56 
6 2016 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:33.10 
9 2016 100m Freestyle S10 1:03.84 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:20.81
7 2013 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:44.37
5 2015 50m Freestyle S10 28.43
6 2015 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:33.75
1 2015 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:17.96
5 2015 100m Freestyle S10 1:03.21
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 100m Butterfly S10 1:16.80
1 2014 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:17.39
Heat 2014 400m Freestyle S10 5:13.22
4 2014 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:37.28
9 2016 400m Freestyle S10 5:03.73
4 2016 100m Freestyle S10 1:02.77
4 2016 50m Freestyle S10 28.83
6 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:12.28
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:33.67
1 2016 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:17.96
8 2016 100m Backstroke S10 1:17.16
1 2018 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:12.42
1 2018 50m Freestyle S10 28.05
5 2018 100m Butterfly S10 1:08.98
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:30.02
1 2018 100m Freestyle S10 1:01.21