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VAN DER HAAR-KRAMP Karin
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Age42
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
D
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Alex
Other names
Karin van der Haar
Residence
Hardenberg, NED
Occupation
Advisor, Business Owner, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish
Higher education
Tourism - MTRO Toerism: Middelburg, NED
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She had played volleyball since age 10. After her accident she continued playing with just one arm, even though it was not her dominant arm. She started playing sitting volleyball in 2007.
Why this sport?
She was scouted by the national sitting volleyball coach in 2007. She was invited to join a training session and immediately fell in love with the sport.
Name of coach
Pim Scherpenzeel [national]
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (zitvolleybal.com, 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Dare to pursue your dreams and don't limit yourself." (motivationspeaks.nl, 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named the Female Athlete of the Year for 2009 and 2010 in Hardenberg, Netherlands. (hardenberg.nl, 2014)
Impairment
She was involved in a moped accident at age 16, which resulted in the amputation of her left arm. (zitvolleybal.com, 2014)
Other information
BUSINESS
Since March 2014 she has owned a motivational speaking business called 'Motivation Speaks!' in Hardenberg, the Netherlands. (LinkedIn profile, 2016; Facebook profile, 29 Jul 2017)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as an Athletes' Commission member for ParaVolley Europe. (LinkedIn profile, 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 Team  
4 2012 Team  
6 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2017 Team