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3008-Marije Smits photo

Marije Smits

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F42

Further personal information

Residence
Amsterdam, NED
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Pediatrics - University of Amsterdam: Netherlands

Sport specific information

Club / Team
KAV Holland: Haarlem, NED
Name of coach
Guido Bonsen [national]
Coach from which country?
Netherlands

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"They have amputated my leg, not my passion." (marijesmits.nl, 31 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2011 Paralympic Athlete of the Year by the Dutch Athletics Union. (paralympischesport.nl, 2012)
Impairment
In 1999 she had a section of her right leg amputated after battling cancer. (marijesmits.nl, 31 Mar 2012)
Other information
STUDY BREAK
After competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she decided to take a break from the sport to focus on studying for her PhD in gastroenterology at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (nocnsf.nl, 10 Oct 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F42-46 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F42 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m T42 Final Round 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F42 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m T42 Final Round 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F42 Final Round 8
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F42 Final 2011-01-23 2
Women's 100 m T42 Final 2011-01-25 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F42/44 Final Round 2012-09-02 11
Women's 100 m T42 Final Round 2012-09-05 8