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Jolanda van Leeuwen

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2

Further personal information

Residence
The Hague, NED
Languages
Dutch, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in Para skiing in early 2016, but had already tried skiing before while on holiday.
Why this sport?
"Skiing gives the ultimate feeling of freedom."

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Netherlands

General interest

Hobbies
Running. (Twitter profile, 03 Sep 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Instagram profile, 10 Dec 2018)
Impairment
She was born with cataracts and nystagmus. Later retinal detachments means she has no vision in her right eye and 5% vision in her left eye. (voyagebeyond.org, 01 Nov 2019; runningblind.nl, 26 Mar 2013 )