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Suzan Verduijn

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T44, F44

Further personal information

Family
Son Gijs
Residence
Amsterdam, NED
Occupation
Medical Professional
Languages
Dutch
Higher education
Medicine - University Medical Centre: Amsterdam, NED

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She was introduced to the sport during her rehabilitation at the Hoorn Athletics Association in the Netherlands.
Why this sport?
She saw other athletes with amputations doing athletics and decided it was something she wanted to try.
Name of coach
Guido Bonsen [national]
Coach from which country?
Netherlands

General interest

Nicknames
Suus (atletiekunie.nl, 14 Dec 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Have perseverance and keep practising." (zobve.nl, 26 Jan 2009)
Impairment
At age 11 she sprained her right ankle and the injury developed into post traumatic dystrophy. Her ankle was so painful that she couldn't bear for anything to touch it, not even a sock. She used wheelchairs and crutches for years but decided to have her foot amputated in 2003. (suzanverdijn.nl, 05 Nov 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She decided to retire from international competition after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London to concentrate on qualifying to become a doctor. (Twitter profile, 17 Jul 2014; atletiekunie.nl, 14 Dec 2012)

OCCUPATION
She works at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Facebook profile, 30 Aug 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F44/46 Final 2011-01-24 4
Women's 100 m T44 Final 2011-01-26 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T44 Heat 1 2012-09-01 5
Women's Long Jump F42/44 Final Round 2012-09-02 10
Women's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2012-09-05 3
Women's 200 m T44 Final Round 2012-09-06 5