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VENS Hannelore
Sport Para swimming
NPC Belgium   
GenderWomen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Niel, BEL
Occupation
Accountant
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Business Administration - Ghent University: Belgium
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Wapper: Belgium
General Interest
Nicknames
Anna (Facebook profile, 23 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Belgian swimmer Fanny Lecluyse, Belgian wheelchair racer Marieke Vervoort. (flanderstoday.eu, 12 Sep 2017)
Injuries
In May 2019 she developed a staphylococcal infection in her upper leg, and was unable to walk on her prosthetics for several weeks. (showbizzsite.be, 14 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When your legs are tired, walk with your heart." (Facebook profile, 23 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was presented with a Special Sports Award by the municipality of Niel in Belgium. (hln.be, 31 Jul 2018)
Impairment
Both of her legs were amputated in 2014 after she was hit by a train in Bruges, Belgium. She had fainted and fallen onto the track while waiting for the train to arrive at the platform. (hln.be, 16 Jul 2019; flanderstoday.eu, 12 Sep 2017)
Other information
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In 2017 she featured in a Belgian television show called 'Over Winnaars' [Over Winners], in which she hiked to Macchu Pichu in Peru. (hln.be, 16 Jul 2019, 09 Feb 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
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