Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Dutch, English, German
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age three while on holiday with her family in Ellmau, Austria.
Why this sport?
"Skiing gives me a sense of freedom and I love the snow and the mountains."
Hero / Idol
Her sister. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016)
She tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her right knee in May 2014. Her recovery took nine months. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself, have fun and enjoy it." (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016)
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (sport.talentboek.nl, 01 Jan 2019)
She has paralysis on the right side of her body due to a lack of oxygen at birth. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2016)