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Stefia Vandenhoven

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S2, SB1, SM2

Further personal information

Residence
Sint-Niklaas, BEL
Languages
Dutch, English, French

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Royal Ostend Swimming Club: Belgium

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Facebook profile, 27 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never say no to preparation." (Facebook profile, 27 Jul 2019)
Impairment
She was born without limbs. (groen.be, 27 Mar 2019)
Other information
INDIA TO BELGIUM
Born in India, she was abandoned by her parents as a baby. She spent her first six years of life in an orphanage before she was adopted by a Belgian couple from Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. "I am still grateful to my parents for that on a daily basis. If I had not been adopted, I probably would not have celebrated my 18th birthday." (groen.be, 27 Mar 2019; standaard.be, 08 Mar 2007)

POLITICS
In May 2019 she stood for election as a councilor in the municipality of Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. (hln.be, 28 Mar 2019)