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Juanelie Meijer

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Residence
Bloemfontein, RSA
Occupation
Student
Languages
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Why this sport?
"My family are sporting people and it is in my blood."
Club / Team
Free State Sport Association for the Physically Disabled: Bloemfontein, RSA
Name of coach
Elinda Vorster, RSA; Merie Fourie

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
South Africa

General interest

Nicknames
Kleintjie (Athlete, 22 Jan 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2011 IWAS World Games in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never say never." (Athlete, 22 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named the Sports Star of the Year for 2012 and 2015 by the Free State Sport Association for the Physically Disabled in South Africa. (schoolsthatrock.co.za, 24 Aug 2015; fssapd.co.za, 2013)

She was named the Junior Sportswoman of the Year for 2010 and 2013 by the Free State Sport Association for the Physically Disabled. (fssapd.co.za, 2013)

She was named the 2011 Senior Sportswoman of the Year by the Free State Sport Association for the Physically Disabled. (fssapd.co.za, 2013)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with a right hemisphere brain injury causing the muscles on the right side of her body to be weaker than the left side. (bloemfonteincourant.co.za, 02 Sep 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T38 Heat 1 2011-01-22 3
Women's 200 m T38 Final 2011-01-23 7
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 1 2011-01-25 5
Women's Long Jump F37/38 Final 2011-01-27 10
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T38 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 6
Women's 200 m T38 Final 1 2013-07-22 6
Women's 100 m T38 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 9
Women's Long Jump T37/38 Final 1 2013-07-26 10
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T38 Final 1 2015-10-27 8