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Duncan van Haaren



Further personal information

Partner Tine Gielliet
Amersfoort, NED
Dutch, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven with GZC Donk in Gouda, Netherlands, and took up Para swimming in about 2014.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to Para swimming at a Paralympic talent day.

General interest

Duncie (Twitter profile, 17 Aug 2018)
Supporting Dutch football side Feyenoord. (Facebook profile, 23 Jun 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Instagram profile, 08 Sep 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was presented with the Sports Badge of the municipality of Gouda, Netherlands, for winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Twitter profile, 28 Oct 2016)
At age four he was diagnosed with Perthes disease in his left hip. The condition affects the growth and strength of the femoral head [thigh bone]. (, 2015)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2016-09-08 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2016-09-11 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 5