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PRUYSEN Iris
Sport Para athletics, Para-Cycling
NPC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthDordrecht, NED
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Languages
Dutch, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2009.
General Interest
Hero / Idol
German Para long jumper Markus Rehm. (NPC media guide, 20 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In early 2017 her training was disrupted due to her being unable to wear her prosthetic leg because of pain in her right leg. She returned to her normal training schedule in March 2017. (irispruysen.nl, 2017)

She suffered from several muscle injuries after the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (ad.nl, 21 Jul 2017)

She suffered a hamstring injury in 2013. (paralympic.org, 18 Jun 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2013 Female Athlete of the Year in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands. (dordtcentraal.nl, 20 Jan 2014)
Impairment
In 2006 her lower right leg was injured following a gas explosion while she was attending a sailing camp in the Netherlands. Several days later doctors made the decision to amputate her lower leg. (nocnsf.nl, 01 Aug 2012; janvolwerk.com, 18 Jul 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In January 2018 she announced her retirement from international Para athletics. "I haven't made progress since 2013. Partly due to injuries but my performances also remained behind in the periods that I felt good. I didn't dare to give it my all.'' (ad.nl, 05 Jan 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 100m T44 14.87
4 2012 Long Jump T42/44 4.87
7 2016 Long Jump T44 4.56
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 Long Jump T44 5.00
8 2013 100m T44 14.93
8 2013 200m T44 31.15
4 2015 Long Jump T44 5.00
European Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 100m T44 15.23
7 2014 200m T44 15.23
3 2014 Long Jump T44 4.88