Athlete Biography

Type of Impairment
Visual impairment

Impairment Details
She lost her vision at age 12 following complications during surgery to remove a tumor.

Reason for taking up this sport
She always loved sports as a child, especially endurance sports.

Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Most memorable sporting achievement
Becoming world champion in the tandem time trial at the 2010 World Championships in Quebec, Canada.

Awards
She was named 2009 Female Athlete of the Year of the Soest community in The Netherlands.

General
AMBASSADOR
She has been an ambassador for Bartimeus Sonneheerdt, a non-profit organisation for people with a visual impairment.

Club
National Triathlon Training Centre [NTC], Netherlands

Social Media
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Competition Highlights
PARA - TRIATHLON

RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
2TRI-6a2013London, GBR1:30:31
5PT52014Edmonton, AB, CAN1:15:55
5TRI-62012Auckland, NZL1:08:13

PARA - CYCLING
RankEventYearLocation
Paralympic Games
9Tandem B - Time Trial2012London, GBR
DNFTandem B - Road Race2012London, GBR
Road World Championships
1Tandem B - Time Trial2010Baie-Comeau, QC, CAN
2Tandem B - Road Race2011Roskilde, DEN
5Tandem B - Road Race2010Baie-Comeau, QC, CAN
10Tandem B - Time Trial2011Roskilde, DEN
International Para-cycling Cup - Cantimpalos
8Tandem B - Road Race2013Cantimpalos, ESP
9Tandem B - Time Trial2014Cantimpalos, ESP
9Tandem B - Time Trial2013Cantimpalos, ESP
10Tandem B - Road Race2014Cantimpalos, ESP
Merano / Marlengo
3Tandem B - Road Race2013Merano, ITA

PARA - CYCLING - TRACK
RankEventYearLocation
Track World Championships
12Tandem B - 3km Pursuit2011Montichiari, ITA
15Tandem B - 1000m Time Trial2011Montichiari, ITA

PARA - ROWING
RankEventYearLocationResult
Paralympic Games
10Legs, Trunk & Arms Coxed Four2008Beijing, CHN3:56.06
World Championships
2Legs, Trunk & Arms Coxed Four2006Eton, GBR3:32.62
2Legs, Trunk & Arms Coxed Four2004Banyoles, ESP3:47.03
3Legs, Trunk & Arms Coxed Four2005Gifu, JPN8:23.52

 

Athlete Other Sports: She has competed in para-triathlon, para-cross country skiing, para-rowing and para-cycling at international level.

Athlete Coach: Johan Procee [national, cycling]; Fedor Hes [national, cycling]; Bas de Bruin [national, triathlon]

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