Dutch announce women’s wheelchair basketball team

The Netherlands have named 11 of the 12 who will represent their country in the Rio 2016 Paralympics. 19 May 2016
Inge Huitzing

The Netherlands' Inge Huitzing competes against China at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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By Netherlands Basketball Federation and IPC

The Netherlands’ women’s basketball head coach Gertjan van der Linden has announced 11 of the first 12 players named on the team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Three players are in the running for the final spot.

The Orange Angels look to do better than the bronze medal they left with from London 2012. The group showed promise after defeating reigning Paralympic champions Germany in the 2013 European Championships, but followed up with bronze at the 2014 World Championships and returned the gold medal to Germany at the 2015 European Championships.

Among the eleven-strong squad there are only two who have not previously experienced a Paralympics: Bo Kramer and Ilse Arts.

11-person roster:

Ilse Arts

Inge Huitzing

Lucie Houwen

Jitske Visser

Roos Oosterbaan

Sanne Timmerman

Bo Kramer

Cher Korver

Barbara van Bergen

Carina de Rooij

Mariska Beijer

Team staff:

Coach: Gertjan van der Linden

Assistant coach: Irene Sloof

Assistant coach: Tiago Costa Baptista

Physiotherapist: Inge van Amerongen

Mechanic: Bert van Blitterswijk

Team Manager: Toine Klerk