Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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]
She trains at the National Sports Centre Papendal in the Netherlands.
Computers, music, animals. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018; sportflevo.nl, 01 Jan 2019)
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)
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)