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VAN DUUREN Tim
Sport Para swimming
NPC Netherlands   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthGouda, NED
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Amersfoort, NED
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age six in Gouda, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband.
Club / Team
GZC Donk: Gouda, NED
Name of coach
Sander Nijhuis [national], NED; Bram Dekker [national], NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Timmy (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Swimming, playing video games, cooking. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the SB8 100m breaststroke at the 2018 European championships. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sander Nijhuis. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If it was easy, everyone would do it." (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 23 Jan 2020)
Impairment
He was born without the lower part of his right arm. (deweekkrant.nl, 12 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2021 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:10.55
5 2021 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:22.25
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S9 1:01.12
7 2015 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:18.02
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S9 27.90
Heat 2015 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:32.68
3 2019 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:10.12
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:18.92
Heat 2014 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:34.90
8 2018 100m Freestyle S9 59.86
2 2018 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:11.22
3 2018 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:28.18