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Michael Schoenmaker

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S4, SB4, SM4

Further personal information

Residence
Breda, NED
Languages
Dutch

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10 in Roosendaal, Netherlands. He took up Para swimming in 1998.
Why this sport?
He was advised to take up swimming to strengthen his back. He was recruited to Para swimming by coach Jan de Boer.

General interest

Nicknames
Schoemie (Twitter profile, 09 Sep 2011)
Hero / Idol
Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband. (azpc.nl, 17 Jul 2014)
Injuries
In September 2015 he sustained minor injuries to his hand and shoulder after he was hit by a car while crossing a road at a pedestrian crossing in Breda, Netherlands. (bndestem.nl, 10 Nov 2015)

In 2008 he had an inflammation in his leg and did not qualify for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing as a result. (breda-kranten.courant.nu, 15 Jan 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (IPC, 27 Oct 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 14
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 14
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heats 12
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heats 15
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 6
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2012-08-31 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2012-09-02 9999
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2012-09-03 2
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2012-09-03 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2012-09-05 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2012-09-05 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2012-09-08 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2012-09-08 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-12 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-12 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-15 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-15 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-16 3
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2013-08-18 3
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2013-08-18 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2015-07-13 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-13 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-14 10
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2015-07-15 7
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2015-07-15 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2015-07-16 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2015-07-16 7
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2015-07-17 5
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2015-07-17 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2016-09-08 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2016-09-13 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2016-09-13 2
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2016-09-14 4
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2016-09-14 6