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Fleur Schouten

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Nieuw-Vennep, NED
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Coaching, Sport Studies - Johan Cruyff Institute: Netherlands

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 10 at the AV Hollandia club in Hoorn, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
"I was always running through the house and outside. For this reason, my prosthetist, when I was able to change to a blade at age 10, took me to a track. It felt to me like a lot of freedom."
Club / Team
AV Phanos: Amsterdam, NED
Name of coach
Guido Bonsen [club], NED

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Netherlands
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Nicknames
Fiore (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hobbies
Cooking, travel. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T63 long jump at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her prosthetist Ed van Laar. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Dutch Para sprinter and long jumper Marije Smits. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
She required surgery after tearing ligaments in her ankle in January 2021. (Instagram profile, 29 Jan 2021, 20 Jan 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
''Athletics is my passion because I have a feeling of freedom on the track and this freedom makes me happy.'' (mindset2020.nl, 10 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 12 Mar 2020; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
She was born with an underdeveloped right leg. At age one the limb was amputated above the knee. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; hcnieuws.nl, 11 May 2017)