Type of Impairment
S7, SB6, SM7
Further personal information
Alphen aan den Rijn, NED
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at Waterratjes [Water Rats] in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
"For a moment [when swimming] I don't feel disabled, no wheelchair, no splint on my leg. Then I am just like everyone else."
Club / Team
LinK Zwemmen: Leiden, NED
Name of coach
Paul van der Ploeg [club]
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (dedoes.nl, 13 Feb 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Anything is possible, as long as you believe in it yourself." (dedoes.nl, 13 Feb 2019)
To win a gold medal in the 400m freestyle at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jongaandetop.wordpress.com, 27 Jan 2019)
She has pyramidal cerebral palsy, which causes a loss of motor function and muscle weakness. (dedoes.nl, 13 Feb 2019)