Renske van Beek
The Dutch snowboarder shined in her World Cup season debut in 2015-16, winning both the women’s snowboard-cross and the banked slalom SB-UL to finish first in the overall rankings.
The 27-year-old took up the sport in 2015, inspired by compatriot and Paralympic gold medallist Bibian Mentel-Spee.
Van Beek took up snowboard at the age of 10 after a stroke left the left side of her body paralysed, hoping to snowboard as fast as her brothers and sister.
At the start of 2016-17 season Beek was reclassified to the women's SB-LL2 where she will face the likes of Paralympic champion and double Worlds gold medallist Bibian Mentel-Spee.
Further personal information
Sport specific information
|Women's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2||Race 1||2017-02-04||4|
|Women's Banked Slalom SB-LL2||Race 1||2017-02-07||5|
|Women's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2||Final||2018-03-12||4|
|Women's Banked Slalom SB-LL2||Final||2018-03-16||4|
|Women's Banked Slalom SB-LL2||Race 1||2019-03-27||5|
|Women's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2||Race 1||2019-03-30||4|