The Dutch team for the 2018 World Para Athletics European Championships which take place in Berlin, Germany next month (20-26 August) has been announced.
The Netherlands’ Technical director Ad Roskam revealed a team of 19 Para athletes - nine women and 10 men – on Wednesday (11 July), including London 2017 world medallists Marlou van Rhijn, Kenny van Weeghel, Ronald Hertog and Marlène van Gansewinkel.
"All selected athletes compete at the top of their discipline and class," said Roskam. "So the expectation is that we as a team will get a great result!
“In addition to very experienced athletes such as Kenny van Weeghel, Ronald Hertog, Margriet van der Broek and Marlène van Gansewinkel, there are some excellent, young talented athletes who have qualified, which is a very good sign on the road to Tokyo 2020."
The full team is as follows:
Amy Siemons (T34) 100m
Marlou van Rhijn (T62) 100m, 200m
Nienke Timmer (T35) 100m, 200m
Marlène van Gansewinkel (T64) 100m, 200m, long jump
Margriet van den Broek (T54) 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m
Annette Roozen (T63) long jump
Fleur Schouten (T63) long jump
Lara Baars (F40) shot put, discus throw
Cheyenne Bouthoorn (F36) shot put
Joël de Jong (T63) 100m, 4x100m relay
Stefan Rusch (T34) 100m
Rens van de Waterlaat (T54) 100m
Levi Vloet (T64) 200m, 4x100m relay
Olivier Hendriks (T62) 400m, 4x100m relay
Gert-Jan Schep (T36) 400m
Kenny van Weeghel (T54)100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m
Ronald Hertog (T64) 200m, long jump, 4x100m relay
Ranki Oberoi (T20) long jump
Take Zonneveld (F40) javelin throw, shot put