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Hannelore Vens

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Niel, BEL
Occupation
Accountant
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Business Administration - Ghent University: Belgium

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Wapper: Belgium

General interest

Nicknames
Anna (Facebook profile, 23 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Belgian swimmer Fanny Lecluyse, Belgian wheelchair racer Marieke Vervoort. (flanderstoday.eu, 12 Sep 2017)
Injuries
In May 2019 she developed a staphylococcal infection in her upper leg, and was unable to walk on her prosthetics for several weeks. (showbizzsite.be, 14 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When your legs are tired, walk with your heart." (Facebook profile, 23 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was presented with a Special Sports Award by the municipality of Niel in Belgium. (hln.be, 31 Jul 2018)
Impairment
Both of her legs were amputated in 2014 after she was hit by a train in Bruges, Belgium. She had fainted and fallen onto the track while waiting for the train to arrive at the platform. (hln.be, 16 Jul 2019; flanderstoday.eu, 12 Sep 2017)
Other information
CLIMB ANY MOUNTAIN
In 2017 she featured in a Belgian television show called 'Over Winnaars' [Over Winners], in which she hiked to Macchu Pichu in Peru. (hln.be, 16 Jul 2019, 09 Feb 2019)