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HOFMAN Sanne
Sport Para swimming
NPC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Age20
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hoogeveen, NED
Languages
Dutch
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para swimming in 2009.
Club / Team
ZPC Hoogeveen: Netherlands
Name of coach
Sander Nijhuis [national], NED
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Netherlands
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Glasgow, SCO
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (hoogeveenschecourant.nl; 24 Sep 2016; nos.nl, 13 Sep 2016)
Injuries
She experienced hip problems in 2016. (zpchoogeveen.nl, 02 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Sportswoman of the Year in Hoogeveen, Netherlands. (zpchoogeveen.nl, 02 Feb 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hoogeveenschecourant.nl, 21 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer, and has 10% vision. (hoogeveenschecourant.nl, 10 Apr 2016)
Other information
YOUNGEST
At age 14 she was the youngest member of the Dutch team at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (hoogeveenschecourant.nl, 24 Sep 2016; nos.nl, 13 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016 400m Freestyle S13 5:08.54 
6 2016 100m Backstroke S13 1:14.70 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:51.25
6 2015 100m Backstroke S13 1:15.72
Heats 2015 400m Freestyle S13 5:19.58
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S13 1:10.01