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HENSEN Querijn
Sport Para swimming
NPC Netherlands   
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Amersfoort, NED
Accountant, Athlete
Dutch, English
Higher education
Accounting - MBO Amersfoort: Netherlands
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10 at SZV de Duinkikkers in Soest, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
"When I got rheumatism I was still playing football. I had to look for a new sport because playing football became too heavy a load on my knee. I then went for competitive swimming."
Club / Team
SZV De Duinkikkers: Soest, NED
Name of coach
Sven van Zanten [club]; Sander Nijhuis [national], NED; Bram Dekker [national], NED
Training Regime
He trains twice a day at the High Performance Centre in Amersfoort, Netherlands.
General Interest
Q (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Spending time with family. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2020 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and coaches Sander Nijhuis and Bram Dekker. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, enjoy hard and relax hard when you can." (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
To win gold in the S10 100m backstroke at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
He was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in 2008. The condition affects his knees, ankles, hip and hands. (, 28 May 2018; Facebook page, 27 Jan 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2021 50m Freestyle S10 25.58
6 2021 100m Backstroke S10 1:02.19
5 2021 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:22.25