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VANDENHOVEN Stefia
Sport Para swimming
NPC Belgium   
GenderWomen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S2, SB1, SM2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sint-Niklaas, BEL
Languages
Dutch, English, French
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Royal Ostend Swimming Club: Belgium
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music. (Facebook profile, 27 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never say no to preparation." (Facebook profile, 27 Jul 2019)
Impairment
She was born without limbs. (groen.be, 27 Mar 2019)
Other information
INDIA TO BELGIUM
Born in India, she was abandoned by her parents as a baby. She spent her first six years of life in an orphanage before she was adopted by a Belgian couple from Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. "I am still grateful to my parents for that on a daily basis. If I had not been adopted, I probably would not have celebrated my 18th birthday." (groen.be, 27 Mar 2019; standaard.be, 08 Mar 2007)

POLITICS
In May 2019 she stood for election as a councilor in the municipality of Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. (hln.be, 28 Mar 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.