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Thomas van Wanrooij

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Rotterdam, NED
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried Para swimming at age 14.
Why this sport?
He received an email from Visio, a Dutch centre for visually impaired people, inviting him to take part in a talent day at the National Sports Centre Papendal in the Netherlands.
Club / Team
Poseidon 56: Ridderkerk, NED
Name of coach
Sander Nijhuis [national], NED; Bram Dekker [national], NED

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2019 he was nominated for the Talent of the Year award in the municipality of Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Netherlands. (rijnmond.nl, 01 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Paralympisch Zwemteam Facebook page, 10 Sep 2020)
Impairment
At age 12 he lost a considerable amount of his vision. (Paralympisch Zwemteam Facebook page, 10 Sep 2020)