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VAN HAAREN Duncan
Sport Para swimming
NPC Netherlands   
GenderMen
Age21
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Tine Gielliet
Residence
Amersfoort, NED
Languages
Dutch, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven with GZC Donk in Gouda, Netherlands, and took up Para swimming in about 2014.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to Para swimming at a Paralympic talent day.
General Interest
Nicknames
Duncie (Twitter profile, 17 Aug 2018)
Hobbies
Supporting Dutch football side Feyenoord. (Facebook profile, 23 Jun 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Instagram profile, 08 Sep 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was presented with the Sports Badge of the municipality of Gouda, Netherlands, for winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Twitter profile, 28 Oct 2016)
Impairment
At age four he was diagnosed with Perthes disease in his left hip. The condition affects the growth and strength of the femoral head [thigh bone]. (vgso.nl, 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:06.54
10 2016 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:18.41 
5 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:22.79