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Mirjam de Koning-Peper

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Sarina
Other names
Mirjam Peper
Residence
Vlissingen, NED
Occupation
Coach, Motivational Speaker, Volunteer
Languages
Dutch, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in October 2004 with club Oceanus in Aalsmeer, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
She started swimming recreationally and then grew to love it.

General interest

Injuries
She suffered from acute appendicitis in August 2018. She was urgently taken to the hospital, where she underwent surgery. (Facebook profile, 12 Aug 2018)

In June 2018 she was hospitalised to have a gastrostomy [an opening in the stomach for nutritional support]. She was able to go home after a week. (Facebook profile, 07 Jun 2018, 13 Jun 2018, 16 Jun 2018)

In February 2018 she underwent surgery on her heart as a pacemaker had to be placed. (Facebook profile, 10 Feb 2018)

She suffered from thrombosis in her arm in November 2017. (Facebook profile, 24 Nov 2017)

She suffered from a hernia in the summer of 2012. (volkskrant.nl, 05 Sep 2012)

In 2009 she underwent surgery on both her shoulders. She was out for a year as a result as it both times took six months two recover. (deKNZB's YouTube channel, 02 May 2012; paralympisch.nl, 2012)

She had seven operations on her anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] during her career. (swimswam.com, 30 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She was the Netherlands' flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (gelderlander.nl, 16 Sep 2008)
Other sports
She played wheelchair basketball but was forced to quit due to injury. (zwemmirjam.web-log.nl, 08 Dec 2009)
Impairment
She has a connective tissue condition, which was first diagnosed in 1993 after the birth of her daughter. She underwent an operation in 2000, during which a nerve was damaged in her spine, resulting in paraplegia. (100procentdopefree.nl, 08 Dec 2009)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She ended her career after the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem, Israel. (LinkedIn profile, 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as a voluntary adviser for a travelling website to make hotels more accessible for people with an impairment. (LinkedIn profile, 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 8
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 4
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 6
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2012-08-30 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2012-08-30 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-01 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-01 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 2012-09-04 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-08 9999