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Manon Vermarien



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Amersfoort, NED
Dutch, English
Higher education
Communications, Event Management, Marketing - Johan Cruyff College: Roosendaal, NED

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2009 with the ZPV Hieronymus club in Roosendaal, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
Her parents got her involved in swimming so that she could strengthen her muscles.
Club / Team
ZPV Hieronymus: Roosendaal, NED
Name of coach
Sander Nijhuis [national], NED

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live the life you love, love the life you live." (, 04 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2013 and 2015 she was named Sportswoman of the Year in Roosendaal, Netherlands. (, 20 Mar 2016, 31 Jan 2014)

She was presented with the Student Athlete Award at the 2015 Cruyff Institute Awards in the Netherlands. (Instagram profile, 17 Nov 2015)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 19 Aug 2018;, 2016)
She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. (, 04 Apr 2014)


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2015-07-14 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2015-07-14 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2015-07-16 17
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 2015-07-17 12
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2015-07-18 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2015-07-19 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2016-09-09 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-12 4
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-16 6