Riekje Anna Heuter
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB9, SM9
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively at age 11.
Why this sport?
She tried ballet and dancing before she took up swimming. "In the water I feel freedom, so I can let out my energy."
Club / Team
SG Osnabruck [GER] / Team BEB [GER]:
Name of coach
She has up to 10 training sessions a week, going to the pool before school in the morning and then again in the afternoon. She also does strength and conditioning work in the gym.
Awards and honours
She was named the 2018 Niedersachsens Disabled Sportswoman of the Year by the Disabled Sports Association of Lower Saxony in Germany. (sportbuzzer.de, 17 Mar 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (marktplatz-osnabrueck.de, 18 May 2018)
She was born without her left forearm. (sportbuzzer.de, 17 Mar 2018)