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NYIRAMBARUSHIMANA Sandrine
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Rwanda   
GenderWomen
Age22
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
D
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rwanda
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing sitting volleyball in 2012.
Why this sport?
"Before I got involved in the sport I was at home thinking I was the only one to be disabled and that my disability was the worst thing in the world. When I started playing sitting volleyball I saw different categories of disability and realised my disability wasn't as severe as I thought. It shifted my mindset. I started talking to others, I became less shy and more social. I changed."
Club / Team
Gicumbi: Rwanda
Name of coach
Philbert Nyirimanzi [club], RWA; Peter Karreman [national], NED
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Middle blocker
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, watching movies. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Philbert Nyirimanzi. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian footballer Neymar. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with an impairment to her foot. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2018 Team