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Margriet van den Broek

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Classification
T54, F54

Further personal information

Residence
Amsterdam, NED
Occupation
Counsellor, Occupational Therapist
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences: Netherlands

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 38 at a talent identification day in the Netherlands.
Why this sport?
She had to stop playing wheelchair basketball due to problems with her hip. She attended a talent identification day in the Netherlands and was invited to join the wheeler talent programme. "What I like about this sport is that you can do it everywhere. I didn't expect to like it so much. I love the combination of racing on the short distances, training outside and power training."
Club / Team
Phanos: Amsterdam, NED
Name of coach
Arno Mul, NED, from 2012

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Netherlands

General interest

Hobbies
Travelling, music. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 Boston Marathon in the United States of America. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US basketballer Michael Jordan, South African politician Nelson Mandela. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Injuries
She fractured a rib in January 2015 and was unable to train properly for three months. (Facebook page, 10 Apr 2015)
Other sports
She was involved in wheelchair basketball at elite level. (atletiekunie.nl, 02 May 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 04 Aug 2018)
Impairment
She has hip dysplasia and used crutches until she was age 35. She began using a wheelchair in 2010. (atletiekunie.nl, 02 May 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a counsellor at HVO-Querido, a social services organisation based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Facebook profile, 09 Jun 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-22 5
Women's 200 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-22 4
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-23 7
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-23 9
Women's 100 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-24 6
Women's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-24 8
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-25 2
Women's 800 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-26 3
Women's 400 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-27 3
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-27 3
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-28 7
Women's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-29 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-08 4
Women's 100 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-09 8
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-11 8
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-11 4
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-12 4
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-14 6
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-17 8
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2016-09-17 5