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Marike Naude

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Worcester, RSA
Occupation
Student
Languages
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She started swimming at age 11 at school.
Why this sport?
Swimming was part of the school sport schedule.
Club / Team
Worcester Health and Fitness: Worcester, RSA
Name of coach
Ingrid van der Westhuizen
Coach from which country?
South Africa
Coach from what year?
2007

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
South Africa
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Eindhoven

General interest

Nicknames
Maia (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Hobbies
Water skiing. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Recording a time of one minute and nine seconds for the 100m freestyle, at an event in Canada. (NPC, 06 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her coach Ingrid van der Westhuizen. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
South African swimmer Natalie du Toit. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe you can." (NPC, 06 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-01 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-02 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2012-09-08 7