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SIEMONS Amy
Sport Para athletics, Para-Cycling
NPC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Age37
Place of BirthEindhoven, NED
Height1.72 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34
Further Personal Information
Residence
Helmond, NED
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Sports Administrator
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Finance - Fontys University of Applied Sciences: Eindhoven, NED
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 20 in Helmond, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the Paralympic Games.
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Netherlands
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two silver medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her father, and her grandparents. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2017 her training was disrupted due to a chronic elbow injury. (ed.nl, 11 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every day I try to be a little bit better than the day before." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2012, 2013, and 2014 she was named Athlete of the Year in Helmond, Netherlands. (hac-helmond.nl, 13 Dec 2014; ed.nl, 09 Jan 2014; helmond.nl, 01 Dec 2012)

She was named the 2013 Para Athlete of the Year of North Brabant, Netherlands. (hac-helmond.nl, 13 Dec 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. She was born three months premature. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In July 2020 she became a member of athletes' commission for the Royal Dutch Athletics Federation [KNAU]. She is also a board member and treasurer of De Helmondse Atletiek Club [HAC Helmond] in Netherlands. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2020)

BUSINESS
She is the owner of Amy Siemons Adminstratie & Nalatenschapcoaching, an inheritance administration company based in Helmond, Netherlands. (amysiemons.nl, 01 Jan 2021; Facebook page, 22 Oct 2020; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2020; Facebook profile, 16 Oct 2020)

FOUNDATION
In 2014 she set up the Amy Siemons Foundation, the non-profit organisation that helps support the sporting career of athletes. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2020; Facebook page, 12 Sep 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 100m T34 19.49
2 2012 200m T34 34.16
4 2016 100m T34 18.82
9 2021 100m T34 20.29
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 100m T34 19.15
3 2013 200m T34 34.54
3 2015 100m T34 18.99
6 2015 400m T34 1:11.26
4 2017 100m T34 18.98
4 2019 100m T34 19.47
European Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m T34 19.99
3 2014 800m T34 2:36.40
4 2018 100m T34 20.39
3 2021 100m T34 19.69