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Tim van Duuren

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Amersfoort, NED
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age six in Gouda, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband.
Club / Team
GZC Donk: Gouda, NED
Name of coach
Sander Nijhuis [national], NED; Bram Dekker [national], NED

General interest

Nicknames
Timmy (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Swimming, playing video games, cooking. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the SB8 100m breaststroke at the 2018 European championships. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sander Nijhuis. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If it was easy, everyone would do it." (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 23 Jan 2020)
Impairment
He was born without the lower part of his right arm. (deweekkrant.nl, 12 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2015-07-14 15
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 2015-07-14 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final 1 2015-07-14 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2015-07-16 15
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 3 2015-07-19 17