Dutch Para athletes team named for Rio 2016

The team features 12 athletes made up of eight women and four men 20 Jul 2016
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Kenny van Weeghel, Netherlands, in the men's 400m T54 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

By Atletiekunie

The Dutch Paralympic Committee and Dutch Athletics have named 12 track and field athletes to compete at September’s Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Made up of eight women and four men, the team features all five athletes who won medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, including 200m T44 champion Marlou van Rhijn.

"We are proud of this strong team," said Technical Director Ad Roskam. "With eight medallists at the last World Championships in Doha led by Marlou van Rhijn, we go with high expectations to Rio. This team is a nice mix of experienced athletes and talented rookies.”

The athletics competition in Rio will take place between 9-17 September.


Marlou van Rhijn, T43/44, 100m, 200m

Marlène van Gansewinkel, T44 , 100m, long jump

Lara Baars, T40, shot put

Margriet van den Broek, T54, 100m, 400m, 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m

Amy Siemons, T34, 100m

Fleur Jong, T43/44, 100m, 200m

Desiree Vranken, T34, 100m, 400m, 800m

Iris Pruysen, T44, long jump


Kenny van Weeghel, T54 100m, 400m, 800m

Ronald Hertog, T44, long jump

Jelmar Bos, T37, 100m

Jeroen Teeuwen, T42, high jump


Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs)

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.

Visa International is the exclusive payment card and the official payment system for the Paralympic Games.