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Nienke Timmer



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
T35, F35

Further personal information

Dutch, English
Higher education
Administration Studies, Finance - Da Vinci College: Netherlands

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 14 with the AV Sprint club in Breda, Netherlands. She switched from wheelchair racing to running in 2014.
Why this sport?
She initially played wheelchair basketball but discovered she had potential in athletics after attending a Paralympic talent day. She first competed in wheelchair racing but switched to running after a change in her classification. She enjoyed that Para athletics was an individual sport where you can train as a team. "I do not depend on someone. In the end you can only do it yourself."
Club / Team
AV Phanos: Amsterdam, NED
Name of coach
Guido Bonsen [club], NED

International debut

Competing for
European Championships
Swansea, WAL

General interest

Watching films, music, sports. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming silver in both the T35 100m and the T35 200m at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Have fun in what you do, it doesn't matter in which sport." (, 30 Dec 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Twitter profile, 24 Aug 2020; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
She has muscular spasms, which occur mainly in her legs, because she did not receive enough oxygen during her mother's pregnancy. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019;, 16 Sep 2015)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T35 Heat 1 2015-10-23 6
Women's 200 m T35 Final 1 2015-10-24 8
Women's 100 m T35 Final 1 2015-10-29 7
Women's 100 m T35 Heat 2 2015-10-29 6
Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T35 Final 1 2019-11-10 3
Women's 200 m T35 Final 1 2019-11-14 4
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T35 Final 2021-08-27 7
Women's 100 m T35 Heat 1 2021-08-27 5
Women's 200 m T35 Final 2021-08-29 6