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Sofie Cox

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
L&F2, SD2

Further personal information

Residence
Hasselt, BEL
Occupation
Athlete, Occupational Therapist, Public Speaker
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - PXL University of Applied Sciences: Hasselt, BEL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para dance sport in 2004. She stopped recreational dancing to focus on competitions in 2009.
Why this sport?
She attended a sports day at age nine where she had the chance to try both wheelchair tennis and Para dance sport.

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2010 she won the Marc Herremans Trophy in Belgium. The honour is presented to young people who prove that an impairment is not a limitation on taking part in sports. (sofiecox.be, 11 Nov 2018; nieuwsblad.be, 04 Nov 2011)
Other sports
She has won the Belgian national wheelchair tennis championships on multiple occasions. (Twitter profile, 02 Nov 2019; sofiecox.be, 11 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To compete in wheelchair tennis at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to win gold at the world championships in Para dance sport. (yoocanfind.com, 22 Feb 2018)
Impairment
She has spina bifida. (sofiecox.be, 11 Nov 2018)
Other information
TELEVISION APPEARANCE
In October 2019 she performed as a backing dancer during the semifinal on the Dutch version of the reality television show 'Dancing with the Stars'. (Facebook page, 21 Oct 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Rome, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Single Freestyle Class 2 Final 2015-11-07 5
Women's Single Class 2 Final 2015-11-07 8
Duo Standard Class 2 Final 2015-11-07 8
Duo Latin Class 2 Final 2015-11-08 10
Malle 2017 World Para Dance Sport World Championships (Malle, Belgium)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Duo Standard Class 2 Final 2017-10-21 7
Women's Single Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 5
Women's Single Freestyle Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 6
Duo Latin Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 6