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PANSTERS Romy
Sport Para swimming, Para Triathlon
NPC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthNuth, NED
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Netherlands
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-swimming in Valkenburg, Netherlands, after she had been introduced to the sport by her therapist.
Why this sport?
She liked the sport during her rehabilitation period, and she wanted to compete in a sport where she did not have to use a wheelchair.
Club / Team
ZC Valkenburg: Netherlands
Name of coach
Mark Faber [national], NED
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the Dutch national championships and qualifying for the 2012 Paralympic Games. (topsportlimburg.nl, 2014)
Other sports
She has been involved in tennis and handball at national youth level. (romypansters.nl, 29 Jun 2012)
Impairment
In June 2006 she had a blood clot in her spinal cord which resulted in paraplegia. She uses a wheelchair but is learning to walk again through rehabilitation. (Youtube.com, 05 Dec 2012; romypansters.nl, 29 Jun 2012)
Other information
FOUNDATION
In March 2015 she founded the Romy Pansters Foundation. (Facebook profile, 22 Apr 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
8 2012 400m Freestyle S8 5:30.71
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S8 34.66
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S8 1:14.55
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010 100m Backstroke S8 1:34.15
6 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:54.87
9 2010 50m Freestyle S8 35.28
4 2013 400m Freestyle S8 5:25.08
5 2013 100m Freestyle S8 1:13.89
7 2013 50m Freestyle S8 34.37
European Championships (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 100m Backstroke S8 1:36.17
2 2014 400m Freestyle S8 5:29.83
  2014 200m Individual Medley SM8  DSQ
8 2014 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:59.96
3 2014 100m Freestyle S8 1:16.39
6 2014 50m Freestyle S8 36.15
European Championships - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
  2016 PT1  DNF