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DEN BRABER Lisa
Sport Para swimming
NPC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Age29
Height1.72 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8
Further Personal Information
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Communications, Management, Marketing - Johan Cryuff University: Netherlands
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age 11 in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands.
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Netherlands
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Czech Republic
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
''Never ever give up.'' (lisadenbraber.com, 28 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2012 and 2016 SportTopper of the Year for the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands. (nieuwesite.meerradio.nl, 10 Mar 2017; topsporthaarlemmermeer.nl, 26 Feb 2013)
Impairment
Both of her legs were amputated as a result of the effects of meningitis contracted at age two. (lisadenbraber.com, 28 Apr 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from the sport in March 2017. (nieuwesite.meerradio.nl, 10 Mar 2017)

OCCUPATION
She works as a receptionist for a civil engineering business in Lisse, Netherlands. (LinkedIn profile, 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 400m Freestyle S8 5:34.18
3 2012 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:37.02
3 2016 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:34.66 
9 2016 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:05.12 
6 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:13.32
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2006 100m Freestyle S8 1:29.27
10 2006 400m Freestyle S8 6:37.21
9 2010 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:09.64
3 2010 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:36.55
6 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:54.87
5 2010 400m Freestyle S8 5:40.19
6 2010 100m Freestyle S8 1:18.40
8 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:37.75
2 2013 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:34.28
6 2013 400m Freestyle S8 5:41.08
8 2013 100m Freestyle S8 1:18.38
2 2015 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:34.20
5 2015 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:09.66
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 100m Individual Medley SM8 1:28.33
3 2009 400m Freestyle S8 5:35.64
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 100m Backstroke S8 1:31.87
3 2014 400m Freestyle S8 5:40.54
4 2014 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:09.45
3 2014 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:36.17
5 2014 100m Freestyle S8 1:20.16