Netherlands name squad for Doha 2015

The Dutch announced 18 members who will represent their country in October’s IPC Athletics World Championships. 11 Sep 2015
Marlou van Rhijn celebrates after winning the womens 200m T44 final during day three of the IPC Athletics European Championships at Swansea

Marlou van Rhijn celebrates after winning the womens 200m T44 final at the IPC Athletics European Championships at Swansea.

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By Dutch Athletics Union

Dutch Athletics have announced their 18-member squad that will compete at the IPC Athletics World Championships, which will take place 21-31 October in Doha, Qatar.

The roster includes six men and 12 women, comprising the biggest team the Dutch have sent to an IPC Athletics World Championships.

Marlou van Rhijn is among the standouts. The 23-year-old will look to defend the 100m and 200m T43/44 titles she won at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. She holds the world records in the women’s 100m (12.82) and 200m (25.64) T43 events.

Kenny van Weeghel will also aim to defend his title in the 100m and 200m T54 events. Meanwhile, Ronald Hertog will seek his first world gold after taking silver in Lyon 2013 in the long jump T44.


Stefan Rusch

Jelmar Forest

Kenny Weeghel

Ronald Hertog

Rankin Oberoi

Jeroen Teeuwen


Amy Siemons

Nienke Timmer

Desiree Vranken

Fleur Young

Marlou van Rijn

Margriet van den Broek

Marlene van Gansewinkel

Marianne Verdonk

Shirley Kerkhove

Iris Pruysen

Lara Baars

Ingrid Cranes

More information on the Netherlands’ Doha 2015 roster can be found on

The 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships is one of the last major competitions ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The competition will feature around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries and will take place in the 12,000 capacity Qatar Sports Club’s - Suhaim Bin Hamam stadium.