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VAN MARUM Djoke
Sport Para Triathlon, Sitting Volleyball
NPC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Age59
Place of BirthHuizen, NED
Height1.79 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Huizen, NED
Occupation
Communications Professional
Languages
Dutch
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
She wanted to continue playing sport.
Name of coach
Pim Scherpenzeel [national], NED
Senior International Debut
Year
1992
Competing for
Netherlands
General Interest
Injuries
She had a wrist injury in 2009. (volleybal.nl, 27 Nov 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life does not end with a disability." (hettwiske.nl, 2009)
Other sports
She played wheelchair tennis at international level. Her best singles world ranking was fifth [in 2002] and her best doubles world ranking was sixth [in 2000]. She has also played wheelchair speed badminton. (itftennis.com, 2014; zitvolleybal.com, 30 Nov 2013)
Impairment
She has had limited use of her right leg and left arm since age 26 due to post-traumatic dystrophy, after complications from a vein drip in her arm after undergoing ankle surgery. (zitvolleybal.com, 30 Nov 2013; sportutrecht.nl, 2013)
Other information
COMEBACK
In 2013 she ended her international career but the following year she made a comeback to compete at the 2014 World Championships in Elblag, Poland. (volleybal.nl, 07 May 2014; volleybal.nl, 07 Jan 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Sitting Volleyball
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 Team  
3 2008 Team  
4 2012 Team  
6 2016 Team  
World Championships - Sitting Volleyball
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018 Team  
European Championships - Sitting Volleyball
Rank Year Event Result
3 2017 Team  
World Ranking (2018/01/01) - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
22 2018 PTWC  
26 2018 PTWC  
26 2018 PTWC