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VAN DER ZANDEN Mike
Sport Para swimming
NPC Netherlands   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthTilburg, NED
Height1.76 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Eindhoven, NED
Occupation
Student
Languages
Dutch
Higher education
Marketing - Johann Cruijf University: Amsterdam, NED
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach
Mark Faber [national]
Coach from which country?
Netherlands
General Interest
Nicknames
Miky (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Most influential person in career
His father. (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Hero / Idol
Former South African president Nelson Mandela. (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Injuries
He developed bursitis in his right shoulder in April 2007, which put him out of action for three weeks. He aggravated the same shoulder in May 2008 and was sidelined for four weeks. (mikevanderzanden.nl, 09 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport has the power to change the world." (IPC, 29 Oct 2009)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (mikevanderzanden.nl, 16 Jun 2010)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first swimmer with an impairment to win a medal at the able-bodied Dutch national championships when he competed as a junior in Emmen in 2003. (mikevanderzanden.nl, 09 Dec 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2004 50m Freestyle S10 26.49
3 2004 100m Freestyle S10 56.47
4 2004 400m Freestyle S10 4:23.81
5 2004 100m Butterfly S10 1:01.48
13 2008 100m Freestyle S10 56.20
9 2008 400m Freestyle S10 4:28.40
3 2008 100m Butterfly S10 59.39
11 2008 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:24.56
6 2012 100m Butterfly S10 59.39
Heats 2012 400m Freestyle S10 4:21.12
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2002 400m Freestyle S10 4:45.23
5 2002 100m Butterfly S10 1:01.82
8 2002 200m Individual Medley SM10  DSQ
5 2002 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:47.98 Q
14 2006 50m Freestyle S10 26.95
6 2006 100m Freestyle S10 56.75
6 2006 400m Freestyle S10 4:25.30
4 2006 100m Butterfly S10 1:01.50
7 2006 200m Individual Medley SM10  DSQ
2 2010 100m Butterfly S10 58.32
9 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:39.83
7 2010 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:20.11
12 2010 100m Freestyle S10 56.40
6 2010 400m Freestyle S10 4:25.86
14 2010 50m Freestyle S10 26.42
12 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:15.73
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 100m Butterfly S10 57.69