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Romy Pansters

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Netherlands
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-swimming in Valkenburg, Netherlands, after she had been introduced to the sport by her therapist.
Why this sport?
She liked the sport during her rehabilitation period, and she wanted to compete in a sport where she did not have to use a wheelchair.
Club / Team
ZC Valkenburg: Netherlands
Name of coach
Mark Faber [national], NED

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the Dutch national championships and qualifying for the 2012 Paralympic Games. (topsportlimburg.nl, 2014)
Other sports
She has been involved in tennis and handball at national youth level. (romypansters.nl, 29 Jun 2012)
Impairment
In June 2006 she had a blood clot in her spinal cord which resulted in paraplegia. She uses a wheelchair but is learning to walk again through rehabilitation. (Youtube.com, 05 Dec 2012; romypansters.nl, 29 Jun 2012)
Other information
FOUNDATION
In March 2015 she founded the Romy Pansters Foundation. (Facebook profile, 22 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 5
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 4
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2012-08-31 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2012-09-02 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 3 2012-09-06 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-14 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-17 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-18 7