Date of Birth13/04/2000 - ALMELO (NED)
Height178 cm/5'10"
200m Backstroke Heats2:19.34 (4)
200m Backstroke Semifinals2:17.21 (5)
200m Backstroke Final
50m Backstroke Heats30.22 (5)
4x100m Medley Relay Heats4:16.63 (3)
50m Backstroke Qualifications Swim-Off 129.84 (1)
50m Backstroke Semifinals29.80 (7)
4x100m Medley Relay Final 4:07.99 (2)
100m Backstroke Heats1:03.68 (3)
100m Backstroke Semifinals1:03.00 (3)
100m Backstroke Final1:03.84 (8)


School, universityCentre for Sports and Education, Boerendanserdijk 2a, 8024 AH Zwolle
Started competing2011
Language(s) spokenDutch
Club nameWS Twente
CoachKira Fijn

Creativity, horseback riding, scuba diving (NOB/CMAS Open Water Diver), skiing

Major sporting achievements

2013 EYOF

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

I'm from Almelo in the Netherlands and I go to school in Zwolle. In this Centre for Sports and Education I can perfectly combine sports and education. My coach is Kira Fijn and I practise three times a week. First I wanted to start scuba diving but I was too young to start with the courses. I wanted to do something with water and that is why I started swimming at De Veen Almelo. Back then, I did not know I would be talented in swimming but I tried to finish in 1st place and I made it -- at the 2013 EYOF 100m backstroke (silver medal). Since the 2013 EYOF, I am fully dedicated to swimming and I am trying to achieve my goal: Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In December 2014 I qualified for the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke at the European Games. My role model is Marleen Veldhuis - she is from my region. She is my role model because of her down to earth attitude, dedication and perseverance. My motto is: don’t tell people your dreams, show them!!!

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