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Jessy van de Pol

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
L&F2

Further personal information

Family
Partner Jules Van der Heijden
Residence
Vlijmen, NED
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Administration Studies - Koning Willem I College: 's-Hertogenbosch, NED

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She got involved in Para dance sport at age 10 in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
Name of coach
Peter Schaur [personal]

General interest

Injuries
In 2017 she sustained bone fractures to her legs that required multiple operations. As of September 2019 she had experienced about 150 bone fractures during her life. (heusdensecourant.nl, 05 Sep 2019)
Famous relatives
Her partner Jules Van der Heijden has represented the Netherlands in Para field hockey. (Jules Van der Heijden Facebook profile, 20 Oct 2019; heusdensecourant.nl, 05 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To finish in the top 10 at the 2019 World Championships in Bonn, Germany, and to win gold at the world championships by 2024. (heusden.nieuws.nl, 08 Oct 2019; heusdensecourant.nl, 05 Sep 2019)
Impairment
She was born with osteognesis imperfecta, a condition that causes brittle bones. (heusdensecourant.nl, 05 Sep 2019)
Other information
TV APPEARANCE
In 2019 she featured as a backing dancer on the Dutch version of the reality television show 'Dancing with the Stars'. (Facebook page, 20 Oct 2019)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has worked as an administrator for a low-income housing company called Woonvesten in Drunen, Netherlands. (Facebook profile, 21 Oct 2019; heusdensecourant.nl, 05 Sep 2019)