Sander Koomen B3

  • Netherlands
  • Born: 1978

In 1993, Sander was diagnosed with Usher syndrome. Usher syndrome is a hereditary condition in which hearing and sight are affected. With this combination we often speak of deafblindness, while most people, like Sander, are not completely deaf and blind, but very hard of hearing and very visually impaired.

For Sander, practicing triahlon equals the concept of freedom.
Swimming, cycling and running where you are not concerned with the disability for a while. As Paralympic champion Jetze Plat says nicely: “Sport gives me the confidence in my own abilities and also provides the independence that I need in daily life.” In addition, it gives Sander a goal he can work towards and this gives him a lot of energy that he can eventually give back to his family and friends.

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Latest Athlete Results
2024 Europe Triathlon Middle Distance Triathlon Championships Coimbra
22 Jun, 2024 - PTVI Men - DSQ
2023 World Triathlon Para Cup Alhandra
07 Oct, 2023 - PTVI Men - 01:02:24
2023 World Triathlon Para Championships Pontevedra
23 Sep, 2023 - PTVI Men - 01:04:13
2023 NED Paratriathlon National Championships
17 Sep, 2023 - PTVI Men - 01:03:17
2023 Europe Triathlon Middle Distance Championships Menen
27 Aug, 2023 - PTVI Men - 04:30:36
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Sander
Family Name Koomen B3
Representing NED
Para triathlon Class PTVI
Para triathlon Subclass B3
Year of Birth 1978
Place of Birth 28-07-1978
Residence Wormer
Sponsors Rixax verhuur BV. DHL Express
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World Triathlon Athlete ID 137263
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