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Mike van der Zanden

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Eindhoven, NED
Occupation
Student
Languages
Dutch
Higher education
Marketing - Johann Cruijf University: Amsterdam, NED

Sport specific information

Name of coach
Mark Faber [national]
Coach from which country?
Netherlands

General interest

Nicknames
Miky (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Most influential person in career
His father. (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Hero / Idol
Former South African president Nelson Mandela. (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Injuries
He developed bursitis in his right shoulder in April 2007, which put him out of action for three weeks. He aggravated the same shoulder in May 2008 and was sidelined for four weeks. (mikevanderzanden.nl, 09 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport has the power to change the world." (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (mikevanderzanden.nl, 16 Jun 2010)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first swimmer with an impairment to win a medal at the able-bodied Dutch national championships when he competed as a junior in Emmen in 2003. (mikevanderzanden.nl, 09 Dec 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heats 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 9999
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heats 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heats 14
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 9999
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heats 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heats 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heats 8
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 9999
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2012-09-01 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 3 2012-09-01 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2012-09-05 5