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Lisette Teunissen

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Family
Partner Tijmen Slomp, one child
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Law, Legal Assistant Studies, Social Work Studies - Albeda College; Hogeschool Inholland Rotterdam: Rotterdam, NED

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age four and began competing in 2000.
Why this sport?
She attended a sports day for people with an impairment, where she took part in a Para swimming clinic. After this experience she decided to join the Redeoss swimming club in Delft, Netherlands.

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Netherlands

General interest

Nicknames
Lieske (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Hero / Idol
Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer. (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Anyone who fights may lose, but anyone who is not fighting has already lost." (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Awards and honours
In April 2014 she received the Dutch National Swimming Association [KNZB] Achievement Prize. She was the first Para swimmer to win this award. (knzb.nl, 12 Apr 2014)

She was named the Female Athlete of the Year at the 2013 Rotterdam-Rijnmond Sports Awards in the Netherlands. She was the first Para athlete to receive this award. (derotterdammert.nl, 20 Dec 2013)

She was named a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau after winning a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (rijnmond.nl, 11 Sep 2012)
Impairment
She was born with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy [HMSN], which causes muscle weakness. (lisetteteunissen.nl, 02 Aug 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She decided to retire from the sport in February 2018. "I have no energy to continue with the sport. My disability is progressive and that makes it more difficult to continue with swimming," she said." (knzb.nl, 27 Feb 2018; ad.nl, 28 Feb 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heats 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heats 9
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 10
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Swim-Off 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 3 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 4
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 3
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-08-30 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-08-30 4
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-09-01 7
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2012-09-01 4
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2012-09-06 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-12 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-12 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2013-08-13 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2013-08-13 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-15 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-15 1
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-16 2
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-16 1
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2013-08-17 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Intermediate Time 2015-07-14 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2015-07-14 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2015-07-14 1
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2015-07-15 7
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2015-07-15 8
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2015-07-18 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2015-07-18 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2016-09-08 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2016-09-08 4
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2016-09-10 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2016-09-10 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2016-09-17 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2016-09-17 7