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Cheyenne Bouthoorn

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T36, F36

Further personal information

Residence
Almere, NED
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Animal Science - Groenhorst College: Almere, NED

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2014 in Huizen, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
She previously played Para hockey for nine years but wanted to switch to an individual sport. "I did [hockey] for nine years. I have fond memories of it, but it was mainly focused on intellectual impairments. I wanted more guidance on my physical impairment and was looking for an individual sport. I wanted to do a sport where my individual performance counts and I don't depend on teammates. In Huizen I started athletics with a group for athletes with a physical impairment. That made sure I could develop further with separate competition training."
Club / Team
AV Zuidwal: Huizen, NED
Name of coach
Fynn van Buuren [personal]
Training Regime
She trains at the National Sports Centre Papendal in the Netherlands.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Netherlands
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Computers, music, animals. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018; sportflevo.nl, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 03 Aug 2018; Facebook page, 05 Aug 2018; omroepflevoland.nl, 07 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She was born with a brain disorder that means the left side of her body does not function as well as the right side. Her motor skills and balance are affected. (mth.nl, 2015; almeredezeweek.nl, 04 Nov 2019; hetkaninalmere.nl, 30 Jun 2021)