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Lisa Cornelissen



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
T37, F37

Further personal information


Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in December 2013.
Why this sport?
She fell in love with the sport during a talent day of the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation [NOC*NSF].
Club / Team
HAC Helmond: Netherlands
Training Regime
"I work four days a week and after work I train at HAC [Helmond] from 19:00 to 21:00. I also train for two days in Amsterdam at Team Para Athletics."

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her family. (, 29 Nov 2017)
Hero / Idol
Dutch heptathlete and sprinter Dafne Schippers. ''I want to achieve what she has achieved.'' (, 29 Nov 2017)
A foot injury kept her from competing in the 100m and long jump at the 2018 Dutch National Championships in Nijmegen. (Facebook page, 08 Jun 2018, 21 May 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
''You won't achieve your goal when you don't enjoy your sport anymore.'' (, 29 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours
In November 2017 the mayor of Helmond, Netherlands, presented her a Jeugdlintje [Youth Ribbon] for her sporting achievements and being an example for other youths. (, 29 Nov 2017; Twitter profile, 20 Nov 2017)

In June 2017 she was presented with the Sportpenning [Sports Badge] of Helmond, Netherlands. (, 26 Jun 2017; Twitter profile, 24 Jun 2017)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 06 Jul 2020)
She contracted meningitis at four months old, which resulted in cerebral palsy that affects one side of her body. (, 2016)
Other information
She works in a cafe at Brainport Human Campus, a corporate campus in Helmond, Netherlands. (, 06 Jul 2020)