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KERKHOVE Shirley
Sport Para athletics
NPC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Age29
Place of BirthVlissingen, NED
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Zuiddorpe, NED
Occupation
Chef
Languages
Dutch
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
AV Schelde Sports: Terneuzen, NED
Name of coach
Guido Bonsen [national], NED; Karmen de Vries; Sjakkie van den Broeken; Dennis Florussen
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Netherlands
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Helsinki
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting her personal bests in the 400m and 800m events. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 800m T20 2:24.81
Heats 2015 400m T20 1:04.55
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 400m T20 1:04.74
4 2014 1500m T20 5:04.38