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LIBIN Maarten
Sport Para swimming
NPC Belgium   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthSint-Truiden, BEL
Height1.84 m
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB6, SM8
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Michelle Franssen
Residence
Gingelom, BEL
Languages
Dutch
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2012.
Club / Team
Vrije Zwemmers Tienen: Belgium
Name of coach
Lieve Peeters [national]; Gregory Planckaert [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Belgium
General Interest
Nicknames
Maatje. (Facebook profile, 14 Mar 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Participating at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Chinese swimmer Sun Yang. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Goals are achieved through blood, sweat and tears." (Facebook profile, 04 May 2015)
Famous relatives
His partner Michelle Franssen has represented Belgium in Para swimming. (Facebook profile, 24 Mar 2016; paralympic.be, 20 Apr 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hln.be, 28 Nov 2015)
Impairment
He was involved in a traffic accident in 2012, which resulted in both of his legs being amputated below the knee. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015; hln.be, 28 Nov 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:31.22
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:31.08
Heats 2017 100m Breaststroke SB6  DSQ
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:35.30