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Sanne Hofman

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Hoogeveen, NED
Languages
Dutch

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para swimming in 2009.
Club / Team
ZPC Hoogeveen: Netherlands
Name of coach
Sander Nijhuis [national], NED

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Netherlands
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Glasgow, SCO

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (hoogeveenschecourant.nl; 24 Sep 2016; nos.nl, 13 Sep 2016)
Injuries
She experienced hip problems in 2016. (zpchoogeveen.nl, 02 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Sportswoman of the Year in Hoogeveen, Netherlands. (zpchoogeveen.nl, 02 Feb 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hoogeveenschecourant.nl, 21 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer, and has 10% vision. (hoogeveenschecourant.nl, 10 Apr 2016)
Other information
YOUNGEST
At age 14 she was the youngest member of the Dutch team at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (hoogeveenschecourant.nl, 24 Sep 2016; nos.nl, 13 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2015-07-14 16
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 2015-07-15 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final 1 2015-07-15 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-16 13
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-18 14
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2016-09-12 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 2016-09-17 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 2016-09-17 6