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Michelle Franssen

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Family
Partner Maarten Libin
Residence
Ostend, BEL
Languages
Dutch

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age two in Peer, Belgium.
Why this sport?
"I love to be in the water."
Club / Team
Royal Ostend Swimming Club [ROSC]: Belgium
Name of coach
Gregory Planckaert, BEL

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Belgium

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her partner Maarten Libin, and her coach. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Belgian Para swimmer Sven Decaesstecker. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Wish it, dream it, do it." (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Famous relatives
Her partner Maarten Libin competed in swimming [SB6 100m breaststroke] at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 15 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with autism. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2013-08-12 14
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 2013-08-16 12
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 3 2013-08-18 9
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2015-07-13 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final 1 2015-07-13 6
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2015-07-15 7
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2015-07-15 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2015-07-17 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2015-07-17 9999
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final 1 2015-07-19 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2015-07-19 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2016-09-11 3
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 2016-09-11 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2016-09-14 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2016-09-14 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2016-09-17 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final Round 2016-09-17 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final 1 2017-12-02 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2017-12-04 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2017-12-04 4
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2017-12-05 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final 1 2017-12-06 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S14 Heat 2 2017-12-07 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S14 Final 1 2017-12-07 5